February 05, 2005
'Mermaid' baby facing surgery

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A Peruvian medical team is preparing for pioneering surgery to separate the fused legs of a 9-month-old girl born with a rare condition known as sirenomelia, or "mermaid syndrome."

Milagros Cerron, who has fused legs but separated feet, is one of very few people in the world with the condition, doctors say.

Modern medicine is an amazing thing.

With pix.

Posted by Ellen at February 05, 2005 02:35 PM

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