Heartbreaking Photos Of Baby Born With Two Mouths
A baby girl has been born with two mouths due to a rare condition that has only been seen in 35 recorded cases since 1900.
Doctors were initially baffled when the abnormality was picked up on a scan during the mother’s third trimester.
Their initial range of possible diagnoses included a cyst, a bone disorder or teratoma, which is when a twin absorbs another during development in the womb.
But when the infant was born in Charleston, South Carolina, doctors found what they described as a “duplicated oral cavity”, or second mouth.
Although the condition was seemingly harmless, they performed an operation to remove the additional feature.
It has also been claimed no further treatment is needed.