Pakistani doctors are battling the odds to save a newborn baby suffering from a rare genetic condition that has left him with six legs, the Daily Mail reported.
The one-week-old boy is believed to be one half of parasitic twins.
His conjoined twin was born prematurely and not fully developed, which resulted in the second child having the extra legs, said Jamal Raza, Director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi.
Raza added that they were planning to operate on the boy and were considering asking for help from foreign experts with more experience in this disease's field, believed to afflict just one in one million babies.
(China.org.cn April 17, 2012)