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Manar the two head baby....
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Posted 1/26/08 , edited 1/26/08
ok firstly...



the babies name was manar... the extra head was named too.. islaam

"After her fertility treatments, Egyptian Naglaa Mohamed felt blessed when she found out she was pregnant with twins. However, the pregnancy was difficult, and Naglaa often was left extremely tired and weak. But it wasn't until the delivery the doctors discovered something was terribly wrong. Just minutes after the first baby, Manar, was born, doctors faced serious complications with the remaining twin.

Doctors performed an emergency C-section and quickly learned that the second baby was conjoined…attached at the head!

However, that's not all! The twins had the most unusual birth defect in the world. There are only 10 documented cases in history of craniopagus parasiticus, where one of the conjoined twins fails to fully develop a body. The head of the attached child—later named Islaam—was fully developed with eyes, a nose, mouth and even a brain. It was able to blink and smile but was not able to survive on its own.

"If you look to the babies from the front, you can see quite clearly Manar has her own face, but from the side she's completely attached to her other twin," says Dr. Abla El Alfi, one of the doctors involved in the procedure to detach Islaam from Manar. "Islaam had completely different reactions than Manar. Sometimes Manar was smiling and Islaam was crying. And you can see the different facial reactions of the two babies." quoted from
http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200505/20050519/slide_20050519_101.jhtml

in the end they had to kill off the second head......... who thought it was moral..?
i think it was coz they both were going to die ... better one live .. but then agen im contridicting myself...




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Posted 1/26/08
Excuse me while I fathom this existance.............. alright, I agree with the removal of Islaam. The sacrifice of one to save another is entirely logical if they both were going to die anyway.

Kinda looks like a potato now that I think about it.
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Posted 1/26/08
it seems to me Islaam might not have a "chance" to live...........
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Posted 1/26/08
amf... howd this happen... sob... T_T

how can the lil dude survive without a complete set of organS?
Posted 1/26/08
^so have I but I think it was between another pair of twins. we studied this in helath class
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Posted 1/26/08
It would be weird to see a person with just a head and a torso. They wouldn't be able to move around.
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Posted 1/26/08

FryingGuy wrote:

Excuse me while I fathom this existance.............. alright, I agree with the removal of Islaam. The sacrifice of one to save another is entirely logical if they both were going to die anyway.

Kinda looks like a potato now that I think about it.


yah i thought the same especially the potato thing
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Posted 1/26/08

n_n303 wrote:


LOLKI41 wrote:

amf... howd this happen... sob... T_T

how can the lil dude survive without a complete set of organS?


how do you know it was a dude? it could have been a dudette, but unfortunately we'll never know


oh yeah... sorry bout that... :sweatingbullets:

sob... i pity them...
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Posted 1/26/08
The other head wouldn't have survived anyway. I'm glad Manar did
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Posted 1/26/08
i saw this on Oprah !
Posted 1/26/08
Let one live because its probabl impossible for both.
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well, the other head would not have exactly have a good life or a body anyways, unfortunate but the best decision...
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Posted 1/26/08
I think they're kinda unlucky.... it is better to be born normally~
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Posted 1/26/08
ewwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 1/26/08
i threw up a little.

no offense.
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