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Infant born with six legs has four limbs successfully removed

The infant born with six legs in Pakistan had four of his extra limbs successfully removed by doctors, the International Business Times reported.

Baby boy Umar Farooq had been born with a rare genetic disorder called polymelia – a condition that affects only one in a million babies.  

Polymelia is a condition in which an embryo starts as conjoined twins in the womb.  One of the twins eventually disintegrates, leaving behind extra limbs that get attached to the remaining fetus.

Umar’s father, Imran Sheikh, was able to pay for his son’s operation after his plea for financial help was met by the governor of the Sindh province in Pakistan.

"We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government and doctors for helping in the successful operation of my baby," Sheikh told the Pakistan Observer.

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