Woman gives birth to three-headed baby leaving doctors in shock

The condition is rare but many cases have been reported especially in Africa and it is caused by the skull not forming correctly.

Babies diagnosed with encephalocele have a 55% survival rate but those who do make it often suffer further complications later on with 75% of survivors suffering mental illnesses.

Surgeons in India successfully operated on a child with two heads last March at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

After fearing that he could not afford the treatment, his father tried to bury the baby alive before it was rescued by police.

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