Eight limbed toddler to undergo operation

Mikey 5 comments
Eight limbed toddler to undergo operation

Lakshmi Tatma is set to undergo a forty hour operation to remove 4 of her useless limbs. Thirty surgeons will perform the dangerous operation, which if successful will allow the toddler to lead a relatively normal life.

Some individuals believe Lakshmi (born and residing in India) to be the reincarnation of the multiple limbed Hindu Goddess Vishnu. Coincidentally, Lakshmi was born on the day of celebration devoted to the Hindu Goddess.

Full story at The Daily Mail.

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Tuesday 6th November 2007 | 02:08 PM

That poor child, the surgery will no doubt be intensely traumatic also. I am extremely surprised that they would risk doing the entire operation in one go, the risk would really be outwaying the benefit.

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Joe Marco

Wednesday 7th November 2007 | 10:24 AM

Pretty Crazy! especially with the Vishnu connection..trippy.

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Brandon - Call Center Consul

Friday 9th November 2007 | 04:37 AM

Wow, 30 surgeons?!? That's almost 4 doctors per limb!

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Friday 9th November 2007 | 01:48 PM

If it was 30 surgeons, it would have been something like 10 teams of 3. The surgery took 12-14 hours, if I remember correctly, and most will only operate for 3-4 hours tops.

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Thursday 20th March 2008 | 04:43 PM

...in response to this comment by Jake. its better off doing the op all in one go, than putting her under aneasthetic many many times.. the more aneasthesia's you have, the greater the risks.
looking at the pic, it makes you wonder which pair of legs are viable. im guessing the first pair at the very top. hard to believe this child was going to be one of a triplet

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