Brazilian Baby Born With Two Heads

A Brazilian woman, Maria de Nazare, gave birth to a baby with two heads at a hospital in Anajas, in Brazil's northern Para state on 19 December 2011. The baby weighed 9.9 lbs at birth. The two-headed baby was born healthy with all the organs functioning normally. Following a number of tests, doctors have revealed that the baby has two brains and two spines but shares one heart, lungs, liver and pelvis.

The two-headed boy is, in reality, conjoined twins who share a single body. The condition is known as dicephalic parapagus - an extremely unusual form of conjoinment. Because they share the same body, it is not possible to separate dicephalic parapagus twins. The birth of such twins is extremely rare in south-west Asia and Africa.

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