Girl Born with 4 arms and 4 legs has Surgery

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She was born with 8 limbs. Now what some say was a very cruel joke by Mother Nature has led to a very successful surgery for a little girl.

The 2 year old was born with 4 arms and 4 legs. Doctors call the extra limbs a "parasitic twin". In an operation that took more than 24 hours, a team of 30 doctors removed the extra appendages.

They were worried that they would have trouble rebuilding her pelvis, but that went smoothly. The girl is named Lakshmi after the 4-armed Hindu goddess of wealth. Some in her village revere her as a reincarnation of the goddess.

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