Two-Headed / Bicephalic Humans

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August 28, 2008 - 9:49AM

A baby boy born with two heads in south-western Bangladesh has been placed under police protection because of the curiosity his birth has caused among residents, a doctor said on Wednesday.

The boy, named Kiron, was born by caesarean section in Keshobpur, 135 kilometres from Dhaka, on Monday, gynaecologist Mohamad Abdul Bari said. He weighed 5.5 kilograms.

"He has one stomach and he is eating normally with his two mouths. He has one genital organ and a full set of limbs," he said.

"He was born from one embryo but there was a developmental anomaly."

The clinic had been unable to determine whether the baby had one or two sets of vital organs, Dr Bari said.

The baby's life was not in immediate danger but he and his mother, 22, had been moved to a larger hospital in nearby Jessore city because large crowds had gathered at the clinic, he said.

"Around 150,000 people gathered yesterday from different areas. It became tough for us to care for the baby.

"We called police to tackle the situation and they are guarding the hospital in Jessore as well," he said.

The daily newspaper Samakal said many well-wishers had left money for the baby's family.

AFP

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RE: The 2008 case in Bangladesh

Update for closure ...

The bicephalic boy's parents felt they couldn't afford further treatment, so they took him home. He died within 48 hours.
Two-headed boy dies after after just 48 hours

A baby boy born with two heads has died, after his Bangladeshi parents took him home from hospital because they could not afford treatments that could have prolonged his life.

Kiron(AFP foto - Telegraph).jpg

Kiron passed away aged just two days after developing a fever and breathing difficulties on Wednesday evening.

The boy had been placed under police protection when more than 150,000 people gathered outside the clinic in the town of Keshobpur where he was being treated.

He was moved to a hospital in the neighbouring city of Jessore, but his parents ignored doctors' advice to seek further treatment in the capital.

"We wanted to refer him to a hospital in Dhaka but the family was so poor that they could not afford to take him there, so they took him home where he died," KS Alam, one of the doctors treating the boy, said.

"It was a very unusual case. The boy had one body but two complete heads."
FULL STORY:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wo...eaded-boy-dies-after-after-just-48-hours.html

NOTE: The photo is no longer included with the article at the newspaper site. I located an archived version of the photo that originally appeared with the newspaper article quoted above.
 
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