Wednesday, June 01, 2005

"Mermaid baby" has legs separated

Milagros Cerron, the little "mermaid baby" of Peru, has her legs now. Doctors originally thought that this first surgery would only separate Milagros' legs from heel to knee, but when surgery went more smoothly than anticipated, the continued the entire way up her legs.

Milagros was born with sirenomelia, a rare condition in which the legs are fused. It is usually fatal because of the accompanying internal abnormalities.

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