This baby was born with ‘TWO NOSES’

... Boy has two tubes grow­ing out of his face

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

This is the baby who was born with two ‘noses’ thanks to an in­cred­i­bly rare ge­netic con­di­tion. The tot, named Baby An­gelito [lit­tle an­gel] by his par­ents, was born in Chim­bote, in the western Peru.

Pae­di­a­tri­cian Jose Castillo said the strange de­for­mity was a very rare dis­or­der called Patau syn­drome, which hap­pens once in ev­ery 10,000 to 15,000 births.

He said that the baby is sta­ble and keep­ing down the food he is be­ing given and that his heart and res­pi­ra­tory sys­tem are also work­ing fine.

The boy’s par­ents, mother Lorena Ro­driguez Zavaleta, 20, and the fa­ther, who has not been named but is aged 25, are con­stantly at their son’s bed­side.

The baby was trans­ferred from his home in Nuevo Chim­bote to the Hos­pi­tal del Nino some 300 miles away in the cap­i­tal Lima where he will need to un­dergo an op­er­a­tion to treat his mal­for­ma­tion and give him a nor­mal nose.

The hos­pi­tal’s neona­tal care boss Car­los Ar­restegui Ramos said: “He doesn’t have dif­fi­culty breath­ing now, but he will need plas­tic surgery.”

He added that fur­ther tests would be needed to de­ter­mine how else the boy’s mu­ta­tion had af­fected his body.

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