Baby boy from Bhavangar, in Gujarat, India, was born with three arms, Suffers from Polymelia, which causes a person to be born with extra limbs,
Occurs when remains of an undeveloped twin are born attached to a baby
Had operation to remove extra limb and will now undergo physiotherapy, A baby boy has been born with three arms due to a rare condition which affects one in a million infants.
The baby was born with his right arm in the normal place, but two arms on his left side. He was brought to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in Gujarat, India, in December, where doctors carried out a procedure to remove the extra limb when he was just over two weeks old.
The boy, who is originally from Bhavnagar, also in Gujarat, suffers from a rare condition called Polymelia, which causes a person to be born with extra limbs, often arms or legs.
A baby boy from Bhavangar, in Gujarat, India, was born with three arms (pictured) due to due to a condition called Polymelia. It affects just one in a million infants, causing them to be born with extra limbs
The boy was rushed to specialists at a hospital in Ahmedabad, also in Gujarat, India, where he underwent a succesful operation to remove his extra limb. He is pictured after the procedure
The rare disorder occurs in the womb when the cells form abnormally during embryonic development.
The embryo begins to develop as conjoined twins. But one twin stops growing, leaving the remaining developments – often limbs – of the undeveloped twin attached to the body of the live baby.
There are very few known cases of Polymelia around the world. A CT scan at the hospital revealed the boy was also born with a club foot, was missing a kidney and one of his testicles was inside his stomach, the Ahmedabad Mirror reports.