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2008-06-13 15:01:05

A young Indian girl born with eight limbs is learning to function on her own after having two arms and two legs removed from her body, her mother says Lakshmi Tatma was born in October 2005 with two sets of arms and two sets of legs in a village in northeast India's Bihar region, ABC reported Friday. The girl became famous around the world and was honored in her village as a representative of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, who also has several limbs. When Dr. Sharan Patil, an orthopedic...

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2007-11-08 12:00:00

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ BANGALORE, India - A 2-year-old girl who was born with four arms and four legs showed the first signs of movement Thursday following a marathon operation to remove the extra limbs, doctors said. The girl, Lakshmi, was being kept sedated in the intensive care unit at a hospital in the southern Indian city of Bangalore during what doctors said was a critical 72-hour period following the operation. "Lakshmi has moved her toes and hands for the first time and opened her...

2007-06-07 06:00:13

By Kokcu, Arif; Cetinkaya, Mehmet B; Aydin, Oguz; Tosun, Migraci Abstract In this article we review the historically important cases of conjoined twins (Biddenden Maids, Siamese twins, Blazek sisters) and contemporary knowledge regarding incidence, etiopathogenesis, antenatal diagnosis, antenatal management, and outcome of conjoined twins. We also present a case of male cephalothoracoomphalopagus, which is extremely rare. Keywords: Biddenden maids, Siamese twins, Blazek sisters,...

2007-04-17 06:00:34

By Jamie Reid, The Beaumont Enterprise, Texas Apr. 17--BEAUMONT -- Talkative and tight-jeaned twins Tiesha and Iesha Turner seem like any other high school sophomores as they chat about boys, church and music. Yet as the conversation turns toward surgeries and scars, these girls, who were born conjoined at the chest and abdomen, admit reaching their 16th birthday on Thursday marks a medical miracle. "But, we really don't talk about it," Tiesha said while sitting in front of baby...

2006-11-11 00:00:19

By CAMILLE BAINS VANCOUVER (CP) - Two-week-old twin sisters Tatiana and Krista Hogan are ready for a feast at their mom's breasts. But these babies are joined at the head and breast feeding them is a challenging dance that takes two people and a whole lot of patience, something their 21-year-old mother, Felicia Simms, seems to have in abundance. Simms appears unfazed by the demands of the two girls she calls "angels" and a blessing from God. She beams as she coos to her double dose of...

2006-10-25 21:00:35

By STEPHANIE LEVITZ VANCOUVER (CP) - They've been born but how will they live? Twin girls joined at the head were born Wednesday, a medical marvel that only happens once for every 2.5 million births. That Krista and Tatiana Hogan even made it into the world makes them special - 45 per cent of conjoined twins die in the womb and the majority of others die within the first 24 hours of life. The immediate prognosis for the twins looked good. "The babies upon delivery were wiggly, vigorous...

2006-08-08 03:53:20

By James Nelson SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A pair of 4-year-old conjoined-twin girls have been separated after undergoing 16 hours of surgery in Utah, but they face a long road to recovery, doctors said on Tuesday. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were born with their bodies joined at the abdomen and with a common pelvis. They shared a kidney and a liver while each controlled one leg. "We'd just like to formally announce that we have two separate little girls," their father, Jake Herrin,...

2006-07-08 21:28:34

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A conjoined twin girl was in critical condition on Sunday, three days after an operation to separate her from her sister, Xinhua news agency said. The 11-month-old girls, Hu Jingxuan and Chen Jingni, underwent almost 13 hours of surgery on Thursday in Shanghai under the care of 70 doctors and nurses working in shifts. Chen Jingni was breathing with the help of a respirator and was in stable condition, a hospital source told Xinhua. "But Hu Jingxuan's condition is...

2006-06-15 17:25:22

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Conjoined baby sisters from California, fused from breast to pelvis, were successfully separated and in serious but stable condition on Thursday, doctors said. Renata and Regina Salinas Fierros, born in Los Angeles in August, were moved to intensive care Thursday after separation surgery and reconstruction of the chest walls and pelvic regions at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. "Seeing the girls today, beginning to wake up and move and respond is great...

2006-03-26 07:29:35

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian girl who had an operation more than a year ago to remove the head of her underdeveloped twin has died following an infection in her brain, her doctor said on Sunday. Egyptian doctors operated on Manar Maged in February 2005, when she was 10 months old, to remove the second head which was capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life. "She was admitted to hospital in a very bad way ... She died at 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Saturday," said Abla...


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