The Indian toddler who was born with eight limbs is "functioning well" eight months after surgeons removed her extra limbs, Dr. Sharan Patil told FOX News Channel's Bill O'Reilly Tuesday night.
Lakshmi Tatma was born joined at the pelvis to a "parasitic twin" that stopped developing in her mother's womb. The twin had no head or brain, said Patil, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who led Lakshmi's 27-hour operation, but Lakshmi absorbed the twin's limbs, kidneys and other body parts.
"There was a high risk of losing the baby," but the surgery had to be done, Patil said.
National Geographic has documented Lakshmi's story, which will be featured on TV at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 22.