Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Doctors in India have successfully operated on a 2-year-old girl born with four arms, four legs and extra internal organs. A team of around 30 medics removed what amounted to Lakshmi Tatma’s headless identical twin sister who was joined at the pelvis and who did not develop and separate properly in the womb – a very rare case. The headless “twin” had its own spinal column and kidney. Doctors said the operation went well.
Lakshmi, named after the four-armed Hindu goddess of wealth, was born in a regino of Bihar, India – on the day devoted to the celebration of the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu. Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was “a miracle, a reincarnation” of Vishnu.
Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, love and beauty, the lotus flower and fertility. She is thought of as the personification of material fortune, beauty and prosperity.