Bangladeshi girl born with three legs can walk again after surgery

Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis.

Bangladeshi girl born with three legs can walk again after surgery

A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb and reconstruct her pelvic area. The toddler was brought to Australia from her village in Bangladesh by a charity, Children First Foundation.

Dr Kimber said the toddler, who is partially blind, was now walking and running around, and had put on weight. He said she might need further corrective surgery during her teenage years but would be able to return home to Bangladesh with her mother “without medication or surgical aids”.

Her mother, Shima Khatun, told Australian media on Thursday she was looking forward to going home to her family and watching her daughter play.
“Everything is good now… she can play like other babies… she is the same [as them],” she said.



Source : PTI

Related Post

Heatwave continues, death toll crosses 2,000 mark in India
views 157
The nationwide death toll on Friday rose to 2005 as the intense heat wave continued to sweep many parts of the country, with Palamau in Jharkhand reco...
Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps, 142 passengers, 6 crew on b...
views 211
An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, French aviation officials and police have said. The jet belong...
25 people killed in Egyptian Football Match
views 43
CAIRO: A riot broke out on Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least...
Pit bull kills newborn baby in bed
views 77
US: A pit bull terrier crossbreed dog lying in bed with a San Diego couple bit and killed their three-day-old son when it was startled awake. The par...
Riot in Paris: Police officer rapes black man
views 328
Hundreds of people have marched in Paris angered by claims a man suffered a serious sexual assault after being arrested. A large crowd demonstrated in...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK