Nigerian woman births baby with two heads

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A newborn baby was delivered on Tuesday at a hospital in Ogudu, Lagos.

The baby has two heads with oxygen tube strapped on each, a neck, chest, two legs and two hands.

Doctors at Med-In Specialist Hospital, Osogbo Street, who delivered the child, said the baby was born around 6:30 pm on Tuesday through an elective caesarean section.

The baby has been transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for advanced care.

According to one of the nurses who was in the delivery room, they had prepared two cots for each of the twins but were shocked when they saw that they were conjoined.

“As I speak to you, the mother doesn’t know the condition of the babies. She still believes and expects to carry her twins. We haven’t told her yet. Only her husband was brought into the theatre to see his children and he was the one who went along with the doctors to LUTH,” the nurse told The Nation.

The condition, known as Parapagus, is a rare form of partial twinning where there are two heads and two necks side by side on one torso.

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