Doctors in Indonesia were thrown into a shock after a woman gave birth to a cyclops looking baby with only one eye and no nose.
The lone eye resides in the middle of the girl’s forehead. Though her other organs were complete, the baby died seven hours after birth.
According to reports, the baby was Atana Ariyanto and his wife, Suriyanti, from Java island fifth child. She was delivered of her mother at the Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Hospital of Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra on Thursday afternoon through a natural birth.
The mother hadn’t undergone an ultrasound and was so shocked to see her daughter that she, along with her husband, shut herself away in the room.
Doctors had put the baby, who weighed 2.27kg, under intensive care where a team of medical staff monitored her condition every 15 minutes.
According to the UK’s Mirror, Dr Syarifuddin Nasution, head of the Mandailing Natal District Health Office said:
“The baby girl was born in a condition of abnormalities.
“We had to put the oxygen hose from the mouth because there was no nose.”
He added that babies with these conditions are usually born by caesarean section.
In general, such babies experience respiratory problems and heartburn because their heart rate is below 100 per minute.
Dr Syarifuddin Nasution added:
“This is a very rare case.
“If her condition had improved, we would have referred her to Medan but we were aware the baby had a very short life expectancy.”
Dr Syarifuddin suspect the cause of the baby’s disabilities was mercury exposure and the Rubella virus.
The parents live in the Kayu Jati village, Panyabungan City District where they work in one of the mines.