A baby born with three legs was successfully operated on by surgeons
The yet-to-be-named baby was born with the extra limb protruding from her groin area between her 'normal' legs – but was otherwise completely healthy.
Her mother Srilatha Kanchanapally, 25, found out about the deformity during a routine scan in December, and doctors operated when the little girl was six days old.
Doctors, who reckon the limb was from a 'parasitic twin', said the baby will make a full recovering following the op yesterday.
Relieved Mrs Kanchanapally said: "I am glad that we have been bless with such a beautiful baby.
"I was very confident that the doctors would be able to find a way to operate on the unwanted limb.
"They didn't disappoint us. They are God-sent to us."
The baby girl was born with the extra limb between her 'normal' legs but was otherwise healthy
Husband Sambaih added: "We are thankful to the doctors who operated on our baby.
The feeling that she would grow up as a normal child fills my heart with joy
"The feeling that she would grow up as a normal child fills my heart with joy.
"We were happy to have been blessed by a baby girl, but her deformity was a cause of worry for us.
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"Doctors have removed the extra limb with ease.
Doctors operated on the girl when she was six days old
"Initially, I was I was where would I arrange the funds for the treatment.
"But the doctors convinced me that I won't have to pay a single penny for it as the operation is happening at a government run hospital."
She gave birth at Jangaon district hospital in India on March 21, and two days later the family were moved to Niloufer hospital for the operation.
Dr K Srinivas, who helped with the complex delivery, said: "The extra limb was protruding from the child's pelvis area can be surgically removed.
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"Other than the extra limb, the baby was born with healthy vitals and she is in good health."
Dr Ramesh Reddy, head of department of pediatric surgery at Niloufer Hospital, added: "It's a rare occurrence, seen one in 100,000 births.
"It is a case of parasitic twin wherein technically a conjoint twin with regress having only rudimentary structures like a limb gets attached to the body of a well formed twin.
"It took about three hours to separate the extra limb successfully."