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Egyptian Baby Stable After Operation to Remove Second Head

Surgeons in Cairo say an Egyptian baby is in stable condition after a 13-hour operation Saturday to remove an undeveloped skull attached to her head.

Doctors said that after the surgery was over, the baby could move her limbs and showed no sign of paralysis. They also performed reconstructive surgery to her skull.

Ten-month-old Manar Maged was born with a rare condition that occurs when an embryo begins to split into two identical twins but fails to complete the process, leaving an undeveloped conjoined twin.

Doctors say the second baby was not viable and consisted only of a head with facial features, but was not capable of independent life.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.