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Surgery a success for baby, hospital : Advocate Children's shines after giving new lease on life to baby who was born with 'parasitic twin' attached

Mar 22, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Advocate Children's Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck.

The Park Ridge hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery. The baby already has started sitting up again, and doctors expect she'll be able to live a normal, fully functional life.

"Her recovery has been amazing," said Na...