Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Baby with 2 faces born in north India":
A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated — she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

..."She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time," [Sabir Ali, the director of Saifi Hospital] said.

...Lali's condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.

"She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties," said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.
Yes, there's a picture. (Via Ari Armstrong.)