2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!! - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to General Talk

2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Moderator: Football Moderators

2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby stomperrob » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:39 pm

8-limbed girl's surgery a spectacular success
2-year-old Indian girl stable after being separated from her 'parasitic twin'
updated 7:36 a.m. MT, Tues., Nov. 6, 2007

BANGALORE, India - Doctors in southern India completed a grueling 24-hour operation Wednesday on a girl born with four arms and four legs that surgeons said will give the 2-year-old a chance at a normal life.

The surgery went "wonderfully well," said Dr. Sharan Patil, who led a team of more than 30 surgeons in the marathon procedure to remove Lakshmi's extra limbs, salvage her organs and rebuild her pelvis area.

"This girl can now lead as good a life as anyone else," Patil said from a hospital in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

But he cautioned that Lakshmi was still not out of danger.

"We are still not ready to celebrate as she will be in the critical zone for the next 48 to 72 hours," the doctor said.

Lakshmi, who has been revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess she was named for, was born joined at the pelvis to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in her mother's womb. The surviving fetus absorbed the limbs, kidneys and other body parts of the undeveloped fetus.

"This is a very rare occurrence," said Dr. Doug Miniati a pediatric surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, who was not involved in the surgery. Miniati said the surgery was extremely complicated but her chances of survival were greater because she was not joined at the heart or brain.

The doctors worked through the night to remove the extra limbs and organs. By midnight, a team of neurologists had separated the fused spines while orthopedic surgeons removed most of the "parasite," carefully identifying which organs and internal structures belonged to the girl, said Patil.

Then began the difficult job of reconstructing Lakshmi's lower body.

The operation included transplanting a good kidney into Lakshmi from the twin. The team also used tissue from the twin to help rebuild the pelvic area, one of the most complicated parts of the surgery, Patil said.

"Beyond our expectations, the reconstruction worked wonderfully well," Patil said. "We were able to bring the pelvic bones together successfully, which takes away the need for another procedure," he said.

However, she will have to have further treatments and possible surgery for clubbed feet before she would be able to walk, he said.

Viewed as a reincarnated god
Lakshmi's parents, who were expected to see their daughter later Wednesday, said they were very relieved.

"It will be great to see our daughter have a normal body," her father Shambhu, who only goes by one name, told reporters. "We were worried for her future."



Image
Lakshmi, second from left, sits in her mother Poonam's lap as she poses next to her father Shambhu and brother Mithilesh, right, at the Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore, India, on Nov. 5. Doctors began operating Nov. 6 on the two-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs.

For more pics and video, see: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21652326/
Image
Fantasy Football: "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity"
stomperrob
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13579
(Past Year: 160)
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Steeler Nation!!!

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby moonhead » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:53 pm

saw this earlier too. weird stuff.
Image
moonhead
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle Eye
Posts: 15994
Joined: 16 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: questioning your fanhood...funk o'meter: funkalicious

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby josebach » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:00 pm

Man, that's too bad. She would have been an awesome organist.
Image
josebach
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 4611
Joined: 27 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:42 pm

Read about this briefly yesterday. Happy to see surgery went well. ;-D
Omaha Red Sox
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 12290
Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Probably over there

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby Tiki » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:50 pm

That's crazy! Would have been cool if they were functional and we located better.
Keep it lit.
Tiki
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Graphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterPick 3 ChampionSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 7020
Joined: 25 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: '08 DOM-35.

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:40 pm

That's crazy. Glad to hear that she is surviving and well.
Image
joelamosobadiah
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerGraphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterGolden Eagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 16386
Joined: 4 Sep 2006
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Gun control is hitting what you aim at.

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:51 pm

josebach wrote:Man, that's too bad. She would have been an awesome organist.


...or a drummer. She'd take down Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy any day.

I was about to say she'd be a real-life Goro from Mortal Kombat, but I'm glad the operation is a success. ;-D
Image
The Artful Dodger
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar
Matchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 924
Joined: 3 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Oh, you didn't know?

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby moonhead » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:57 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
josebach wrote:Man, that's too bad. She would have been an awesome organist.


...or a drummer. She'd take down Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy any day.

I was about to say she'd be a real-life Goro from Mortal Kombat, but I'm glad the operation is a success. ;-D

i don't know, i'm not even sure portnoy isn't an android or alien.
Image
moonhead
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle Eye
Posts: 15994
Joined: 16 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: questioning your fanhood...funk o'meter: funkalicious

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:19 pm

moonhead wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
josebach wrote:Man, that's too bad. She would have been an awesome organist.


...or a drummer. She'd take down Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy any day.

I was about to say she'd be a real-life Goro from Mortal Kombat, but I'm glad the operation is a success. ;-D

i don't know, i'm not even sure portnoy isn't an android or alien.


True, haven't been to a DT show. I've always thought Portnoy is probably Dr. Octopus in disguise.
Image
The Artful Dodger
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar
Matchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 924
Joined: 3 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Oh, you didn't know?

Re: 2 year old girl with 4 arms & 4 legs!!!

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:10 pm

Image

Image
Omaha Red Sox
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 12290
Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Probably over there

Next

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 19:11 hours
(and 39 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact