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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

NEWS.com.au | Surgery for two-headed baby (February 5, 2004)

Surgery for two-headed baby
From correspondents in Santo Domingo
February 5, 2004

A DOMINICAN infant born with a second head will undergo a risky operation on Friday when surgeons try to sever the appendage and prevent haemorrhaging from shared arteries.

Led by a Los Angles-based neurosurgeon who separated Guatemalan twins, a medical team will spend about 13 hours removing Rebeca Martinez's second head, which has a partially formed brain, ears, eyes and lips.