Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Graphic photos: 2-year-old girl successfully undergoes surgery to remove 3rd leg

A little girl born with an incredibly rare 'third leg' has successfully had the limb removed. Varsha Sena, 2, underwent the tricky procedure in January in Delhi, India.The graphic pictures show x-rays of the girl's deformity and the doctors cutting into the flesh and muscle. The operation was a success and she is now recovering at hospital.

The girl suffered from Polymelia , a birth defect where the affected individual has more than the usual number of limbs.In humans and most land-dwelling animals, this means having five or more limbs.The extra limb is most commonly shrunken and/or deformed.

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