Friday, May 29, 2020

Heartbreaking graphic photos of baby born with two mouths

A baby girl has been born with two mouths due to a condition so rare that it has only been seen in 35 recorded cases since 1900.

Doctors were initially baffled when the abnormality was picked up on a scan during the mother's third trimester.

Their initial range of possible diagnoses included a cyst, a bone disorder or teratoma, which is when a twin absorbs another during development in the womb.

But when the infant was born in Charleston, South Carolina, doctors found what they described as a "duplicated oral cavity", or second mouth.


This included another lip, set of six teeth and even a small tongue that moved at the same time as the tongue in her main mouth.

Although the condition was seemingly harmless, they performed an operation to remove the additional feature.


Six months later, the baby was almost completely unaffected by the ordeal, only suffering some swelling and a minor nerve defect in her bottom lip.

It has also been claimed no further treatment is needed.


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