31 Jul Girl in Iligan City To Finally Have An Operation To Remove Extra Arms and Fingers In Her Chest
Mga higala! Veronica Cominguez, the 14-year-old girl with extra arms and fingers from her parasitic twin in Iligan City, will finally have a removal operation after locals raised enough money for her to fly to Thailand.
According to a post from 9GAG, the extra parts in Veronica’s chest are from a twin that did not develop properly and have grown with her as she got older.
“When I was little, I thought it was just a foot. But as I grew up, it became bigger. She said the parts are heavy, limit her movement and sometimes leak. The liquid that comes out smells bad, like human excretion,” Veronica said.
Moreover, Dr. Beda Espineda, a pediatric surgeon at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, stated that the extra arms and fingers can be removed with a simple operation and the body structures involved are not vital, so, it will be a safe procedure for Veronica.