Iraqi Toddler With 8 Limbs Successfully Operated By Indian Doctors

Karam’s case was risky and dangerous. It took several months and a series of surgeries to have the extra limbs removed.

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A seven-month-old suffering from polymelia was successfully operated by the doctors in Delhi. The toddler named Karam was born in Iraq with additional limbs.This condition generally occurs when conjoined twins are not fully formed.

Doctors at Jaypee Hospital performed the surgery to remove the unnecessary limbs in three stages. Karam’s father Sarwed Ahmed Nadar came all the way to India from Iraq for this particular surgery.

According to a report in NDTV, there are just five or six known such cases known worldwide.

Source: behindwoods

The doctors started the surgery by removing the limbs sticking out from his stomach before correcting a cardiac complication.

Source: ndtv

The second stage witnessed the “PA Band” surgery so that after the treatment, the baby’s left ventricle can control his entire body’s blood circulation. 

The whole surgery ended with the final procedure where doctors removed all the extra limbs.

Source: nyoooz

Horrified at first, Karam’s parents are very happy and thankful to the doctors who operated Karam. They are also hoping that now, Karam will get to spend a normal life.

Title Image: telanganatoday

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Sumaiya believes in expressing her thoughts with the sword of words. This management lover handled 30 and 100 volunteers for All India Interschool Personality Contest in 2013 & 2016 respectively, by Oxford Speakers’ Academy. A chatterbox, she also hosted three shows at All India Radio. This compotator represented KKSU in the inter-university debate competition - Indradhanushya.