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Doctors fight to save life of six-legged baby
A woman holds her newly-born grandson, who has six legs, for a photograph at her home in Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province on April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Extremely rare birth defects

20 June 2012

Birth defects like the Mermaid syndrome, a deformity where the legs are fused together, Craniopagus, a phenomenon where twins are joined at the head, and Dicephalic parapagus, a condition of having two heads, occur rarely but prove challenging to the medical world.From Pakistan to Brazil to more recently India- conjoined twins radhana and Stuti will be operated in the same hospital they were born and abandoned by their parents.