Sometimes baby are not born they way they are supposed to. Here are some cases of conditions that will probably make you shiver, the top ten most weird birth defects recorded in the human history, happening often enough not to be a one time cruelty of nature.
10. Siamese twins
Conjoined twins or Siamese twins is a rare disorder when twins are born joined together. Most Siamese twins cannot be separated, this putting at least one of their lives at stake, usually being joined at one or more Important parts of their bodies. Surgery would be dangerous as not only their body parts are joined but also their organs, sometimes both of them using the same one organ. In some cases, mostly rare, children can be born joined at the top of their head.
9. Ambras Syndrome
Ambras Syndrome is a disorder that causes someone to be born with excessive hair over the face and body. Only 40 people in the world have this condition at the moment. Because of this condition the children cannot easily make friends and have a normal social life as most of us do.
8. Fused limb
One in every 70,000 babies has this disorder. It can happen with toes or fingers, but also with hand and feet. The condition describes two limbs joined together through skin. A young girl was born with her legs completely fused, giving her the appearance of a mermaid.
Cyclopia comes from the famous creature of myth: Cyclops. The disease respects the condition thus children born with it have only one eye in the middle of their tiny heads. Cancer treatment drugs have been found as being the reason, if taken by pregnant women. Once again, reading a prescription beforehand proves to be more efficient. Children dunnot usually survive birth.
6. Craniopagus parasiticus
The child suffering from this condition will have a parasitic extra head, usually an unborn twin that got attached to the body of the normal growing brother or sister. There have only been ten cases of it in documented history, with only three surviving birth. One reported case stated that the second head was able to show activities like smiling, blinking and crying and even suckling.
5. Fetus in foetu
Another twist of nature and genetics brings us to the case of the condition called Fetus in foetu. The twin is no longer attached to the body, but instead it is found in the body, giving the impression that the baby is actually pregnant. Usually in these cases surgeons do their job in removing the parasitic twin from the body of the health one, with no ill effects. One case showed that the parasitic twin can survive throughout years, as one man kept his brother in his belly throughout his life.
4. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
If a child born with this condition were to be injured, he will not scar and heal like normal children but instead develops bone in large quantities, as execes bone starts growing on their skeleton. The condition cannot be treated through surgery as more bone would start growing on the surgery wounds. The bone excess grows in areas that are generally hurt and can become debilitating.
Progeria is a contradictory condition, causing the young to look old. The child suffering from progeria will look well beyond his years as he will lose hair, develop wrinkles and start looking very very old. Most patients die until their reach adolescence because of the several arterial damage caused by the condition.
2. Vestigal tail
Vestigal tail is, as some dispute, a step back on the evolutionary scale. These babies are born with a semi-functional tail. It has muscles, nerves, skin and blood vessels. Some doctors dispute that what causes the condition is mutation in the gene that causes the cellular death of body parts that are no longer needed by humans as a race. Therefore, if the gene does not complete its function, parts start growing, in this case, a tail .
A child born with Anencephaly will usually die during childbirth. The condition causes the child to have no brain or spinal chord, and it is untreatable. As a result, the child is born deaf and blind and also unconscious. He also has no ability to feel pain. As these children are born in most cases with no brain cells, they will never be able to gain consciousness but reflex actions such as breathing and responses to stimuli like touch and sound do occur. The translation of the condition is from the Greek term to English “no brain”. It has been disputed weather or not the babies born this way are actually persons, as they never had and never will be able to experience conscious life on the evolutionary scale being much more close to animals. Human rights foundations fought back as expected.