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RARE CONJOINED TWINS WHO SHARE A SINGLE BODY BORN

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The conjoined twins, who share a single body, two arms and two legs, were born by Caesarean section last week, according to officials.

The sisters are believed to suffer from a condition known as dicephalic parapagus – an extremely unusual form of twin conjoinment where only a single body develops.

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The conjoined twins, who share a single body, two arms and two legs, were born by Caesarean section last week, according to officials.

The sisters are believed to suffer from a condition known as dicephalic parapagus – an extremely unusual form of twin conjoinment where only a single body develops.

Rare condition: The two-head conjoined twin girls were born in a hospital in Suining city in southwest China's Sichuan province last week

Because they share the same body, it is not possible to separate dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins.

The birth of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins – who develop after a fertilized egg cell fails to divide fully – is extremely rare, with most cases occurring in southwest Asia and Africa.

Intensive care: The twins will require around-the-clock attention

Sister act: Conjoined twins are extremely rare, occurring once in 100,000 births, while the dicephalic parapagus form of the condition is almost unheard of

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385271/Rare-conjoined-twins-share-single-body-born-China.html#ixzz1LuqA2q9L

 

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