The third arm of a baby girl, born in Pakistan on April 22 was successfully removed by surgeons during an operation performed on Saturday.
The infant was born with three arms – the third one joined to her back, near her spinal cord. The baby was shifted to a new hospital or the operation.
Dr Haroon Khurshid Pasha and Assistant Professor Dr Kashif Chishti of Nishter Hospital conducted several tests for two days, and successfully removed the extra limb of the child during an hour long operation.
Dr Pasha said that the child’s condition is in satisfactory condition.
The child was born with a rare genetic disorder called polymelia, which causes a person to be born with extra limbs.
Earlier this month, also in Pakistan, a baby was born with six legs. Last Thursday, doctors successfully removed the extra limbs.
Polymelia affects fewer than one in a million babies, Jamal Raza, head of the country's National Institute of Child Health, told Pakistani website Dawn.com.
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