Doctors In India Working To Save Life Of Infant Born With Two Faces (Graphic Video)


A baby born with two faces and more than two eyes is fighting for her life at a hospital in India.

The baby was reportedly born on Aug. 22, 2014, and suffers from an extremely rare condition called craniofacial duplication, Metro reports.

Footage of the newborn, who was born at the Civil Hospital of Khatav, India, shows the unidentified baby with two mouths, two noses and four eyes on one body.

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Dr. Suresh Sirsat, who works at the hospital, said the child is in very serious condition.

“This baby is a serious case now and our pediatric [unit] is trying to save her life. Usually, the surviving chances of the babies are very low, but we are trying our best,” he told RT News.

According to, Dr. Sirsat says one in 100,000 babies are affected by the disorder, with a very low chance of survival.

A whole team of physicians are attending to the baby and working to save her life, Dr. Sirsat says.

Most infants with craniofacial duplication, also known as diprosopus, Greek for “two-faced,” are stillborn and there are less than 50 cases documented since 1864, according to The Embryo Project at Arizona State University.

Fetuses with diprosopus often also lack brains (anencephaly), but in some cases, they have separate brains and share a single body. There is no treatment for the condition.

Sources: MetroVancouverDesi.comThe Embryo Project at Arizona State University


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