Ugandan Teenager Gives Birth to Baby With Two Heads

By IGIHE
On 23 January 2013 at 07:00

In Uganda, Medical workers at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital were on Sunday shocked after a 17-year-old girl delivered a baby with two heads.
The mother is a resident of Kabateeza village, Butawata parish in Kigando Sub-county, Mubende District.
According to medical workers, the rest of the body parts are functioning well but the mother cannot breast feed the baby because the mouth and the nose are in the same position.
The medical staff at the hospital advised the parents to take (...)

In Uganda, Medical workers at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital were on Sunday shocked after a 17-year-old girl delivered a baby with two heads.

The mother is a resident of Kabateeza village, Butawata parish in Kigando Sub-county, Mubende District.

According to medical workers, the rest of the body parts are functioning well but the mother cannot breast feed the baby because the mouth and the nose are in the same position.

The medical staff at the hospital advised the parents to take the baby to Mulago hospital for further examination.

But this is not a unique case; doctors at Mulago have also reported a growing number of children being born with various deformities.

The acting head of the Neurosurgical unit at Mulago, Dr Michael Muhumuza, said about seven to 10 babies are born every week with this condition at the national referral hospital alone.

Dr Muhumuza says, depending on the severity of the abnormality, babies usually suffer life-long irreversible disability like paralysis of the legs, among others.


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