Those that haven’t had the opportunity, or stomach, to browse through medical books featuring oddities of the human form may find this case a bit shocking.
A baby girl with four legs was born near a small town called Polokwane in South Africa on Thursday. Doctors are planning on amputating two of her legs. They expect her to make a full recovery and live a normal life.
“Our medical specialists have observed her and believe that she can pull through,” said a health official spokesperson.
“The baby is responding very well and surgery will be carried out on her very soon.”
Another case of a four legged girl was reported in 2003. The young child with polymelia, a condition of being born with excessive limbs, was born in Zambia. The child had 4 legs, 3 arms, 3 kidneys and an abnormal liver. Unfortunately, she died at 3 months old from septicemia before undergoing operations to help her.
Zambia baby born with 4 legs and other oddities in 2003.
UPDATE: I’m sorry to report that this baby did not make it out of surgery “following complications in her stomach after the operation,” reported provincial health department spokesperson Phuti Seloba.