Baby with two heads born in Patalon dies PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:45

A 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby with two heads at their residence in Malandi, Patalon yesterday, but the infant was dead on arrival at the Labuan Public Hospital.

Report reaching DZT disclosed that Myrna Alimuddin y Ascali of Malandi, Patalon gave birth to a twin headed male at their residence around 7:15 a.m.

The infant was rushed to the Labuan Public Hospital where he was pronounced death on arrival.

Wikipedia states that a two-head baby is a case of Polycephaly, The term is derived from the Greek stems poly- meaning ‘much’ and kephali- meaning “head”, and encompasses bicephaly and dicephaly (both referring to two-headedness). A variation is an animal born with two faces on a single head, a condition known as diprosopus. In medical terms these are all congenital cephalic disorders.

In 1994, another young woman gave birth to a baby girl, who had a pair of heads, two sets of arms and three little legs in South Cotabato. The infant alsodied after one of the heads was severed as a “quack” doctor forced it out of the mother’s womb.

The baby’s head was detached from the body after the “parterra” forced out the infant from woman’s womb.

It was learned that one of the heads was a little bigger than the other and the baby had four arms on its side and three legs, one near the abdomen.