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Doctors save baby boy born with three legs, two penises and no anus

Doctors save baby boy born with three legs, two penises and no anus and say he will live a NORMAL life after surgery

  • Moscow medics believe the additional leg came from a twin that did not develop
  • The extra leg was spotted during a routine scan on an unidentified mother
  • It was removed during surgery at the Holy Vladimir Children’s Hospital, Moscow

Doctors saved a baby born with three legs, two penises and no anus and said he will have a normal live after surgery. 

Medics in Moscow believe the third leg, that had two heels and was located between his two other legs, came from a twin that did not fully develop in the mother’s womb.

The baby boy was also born with two sets of genitals but no anus.

Doctors saved a baby born with three legs, two penises and no anus and said he will have a normal live after surgery. The additional leg was spotted during a routine scan on the unidentified mother who lives in a provincial Russian region

Medics in Moscow believe the third leg, that had two heels and was located between his two other legs, came from a twin that did not fully develop in the mother's womb. Pictured: A computer tomography image of the baby boy with three legs

Medics in Moscow believe the third leg, that had two heels and was located between his two other legs, came from a twin that did not fully develop in the mother’s womb. Pictured: A computer tomography image of the baby boy with three legs 

The additional leg was spotted during a routine scan on the unidentified mother who lives in a provincial Russian region.

The mother declined an abortion and the child was delivered in a natural birth, say reports.

Urgent surgery was performed on the baby, born in July 2018, to allow him to defecate.

One month later the boy’s middle leg was removed at Holy Vladimir Children’s Hospital in Moscow by one of Russia’s top paediatric surgeons Professor Yury Sokolov, 55, accompanied by Dr Evgenia Kartseva.

A Moscow health department source said: 'The boy is 14 months old now. 'He is walking and looking around at the world.' Pictured after all of his surgeries

A Moscow health department source said: ‘The boy is 14 months old now. ‘He is walking and looking around at the world.’ Pictured after all of his surgeries

In February this year urologists removed the child’s additional genitals and second set of urinary organs.

The baby then had surgery to shape the anus in the correct location.

A medical source said: ‘Most likely, at the beginning these were twins.

‘The middle leg had two heels.

‘These had to be two boys, but (in the womb) it turned into just one baby.’

One month after his first emergency surgery, the boy's middle leg was removed at Holy Vladimir Children's Hospital in Moscow

One month after his first emergency surgery, the boy’s middle leg was removed at Holy Vladimir Children’s Hospital in Moscow

One of Russia's top paediatric surgeons Professor Yury Sokolov, 55, (pictured) removed the additional leg

One of Russia’s top paediatric surgeons Professor Yury Sokolov, 55, (pictured) removed the additional leg

Following the surgeries, the boy is now walking and can look forward to a normal life.

One further operation is needed in three months to allow for the normal use of the anus, said the medics.

A Moscow health department source said: ‘The boy is 14 months old now.

‘He is walking and looking around at the world.

‘He is curious.’

Following the surgeries, the boy is now walking and can look forward to a normal life. Pictured: Surgeon professor Yury Sokolov

Following the surgeries, the boy is now walking and can look forward to a normal life. Pictured: Surgeon professor Yury Sokolov

One further operation is needed in three months to allow for the normal use of the anus, said

One further operation is needed in three months to allow for the normal use of the anus, said the medics. Pictured: Holy Vladimir Children’s Hospital in Moscow

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