Baby Asree Gul, a twin, was born with two heads. Doctors say the spare skull may have formed when a third baby failed to develop in the womb.
Afghanistan 'two-headed' baby in successful operation pic.twitter.com/wF0f2UcQER— dhivehistan (@dhivehistan) September 25, 2013
The surgery was a success, but it was complicated as vital nerves and blood vessels were linked to the second head.
The family approached doctors after Asree Gul's second skull was inhibiting her ability to sleep, in addition to her being stigmatized in the city.
The surgery is the first of its kind in eastern Afghanistan, and the doctor completed the operation at no charge.
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