A baby girl born 'with three heads', apparently due to an unknown medical condition, has surprised the doctors in India.
According to a report by The Sun, a woman was taken to a health care centre in Uttar Pradesh after suffering extreme pain before going into labour.However, family members and the doctors were left in shock when she delivered a baby with three heads. The baby girl has two large protrusions formed from the back of her skull.
Doctors said that they would conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to determine the exact medical condition of the new-born.
According to reports, babies diagnosed with encephalocele have a 55 per cent survival rate.
Although rare, numerous cases of extra heads have been reported worldwide. These medical conditions are referred to as encephalocele.
According to the NHS, an encephalocele is a rare congenital type of neural tube defect where part of the skull has not formed properly so a portion of brain tissue and associated structures are outside the skull.Doctors said the mother had experienced a normal pregnancy, which only added to the surprise.
Both the mother and baby were taken to a nearby hospital that was better equipped to treat the baby, the report added.