23 June 2014

A baby with two faces (craniofacial duplication)

The brief video excerpt has some details.   For more information on the condition, see the Wikipedia entry on diprosopus.  The twins featured in the video died at age 19 days.

1 comment:

  1. Once upon a time, not so long ago, medical science could or would have established the utterly dismal abnormality of this child when only a foetus, and the parents would have been persuaded to abort it, given that there was no prospect for anything like a normal life or even a life lasting anything more than a few weeks. In the long term, that might have led to a grief that would be easier for the parents to deal with than having their child die at 19 days of age.


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