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Doctors say two-headed baby boy may survive

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RAJASTHAN, INDIA -

A rare medical condition has doctors in India treating a two-headed boy battling for his life in the hospital.  The baby was born Wednesday with this very unusual condition.

Doctors say the boy has two separate heads, two separate nervous systems and two separate back bones which join at the pelvis.  He has one rib cage and shoulder girdle.  Further tests need to be done to check what all organs are joined from inside. 

Most of the time in similar cases, the child is either born dead or dies immediately after birth.

However, this is a rare instance where the child has survived.  Although his condition is serious, doctors say he could very well live. 

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