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Christine
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:17:54 AM
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Five-year-old Angel Burton went for surgery after being beset by kidney problems since birth.

But surgeons at Sheffield Children's Hospital were astonished to find she had a pair of perfectly-formed organs sitting on top of the old ones.

Furthermore, the extra organs had taken over the work of the originals - so instead of suffering kidney failure, she could look forward to a bright, healthy future.

Angel's mum, Claire Burton, told the Daily Mail: "It's a real miracle. We're just so grateful to have Angel back to her happy, healthy self."

She said the surgeon told her he was "stunned" regular scanning over a five-year period had failed to pick up on the extra organs.

It is thought they were not detected as the new kidneys were sitting just above the originals and tests showed them as one.

Angel, from Louth in Lincolnshire, suffers from duplex kidney, a rare condition where the organs are fused together in the middle. They either share or have their own ureters taking urine to the bladder.

In an even rarer occurrence, both of the organs were duplex, giving her four kidneys and four ureters.

Angel's health deteriorated almost as soon as she was born.

After being diagnosed with bilateral reflux - which means urine was leaking into and infecting her kidneys - a scan had revealed the organs had been badly damaged.

It was during an operation to create an artificial valve in October 2007 that doctors found the extra kidneys.

Angel is now eight and on course to make a full recovery.


---I wonder if she had a twin. I heard that one twin can be absorbed by the other.
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:43:05 AM
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Now that is stunning, what can you say? All superlatives get defenestrated, amazing is the best I can do, thanks for the story Chris.
Raparee
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:07:06 AM

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oxymoron wrote:
Now that is stunning, what can you say? All superlatives get defenestrated, amazing is the best I can do, thanks for the story Chris.

The story is amazing and yes, fetuses can absorb twins on occasion, though I do not know if this is the case here.

However, Oxy, I absolutely adore the phrasing "superlatives get defenestrated." Fantastic. Applause
kisholoy mukherjee
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:07:58 AM
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What's this doing in Politics forum though.
TL Hobs
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:52:40 AM
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I'll bet she can piss like a race horse! Dancing
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:13:19 PM
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Only one possible explanation: IT'S A MIRACLE!!!
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TL Hobs wrote:
I'll bet she can piss like a race horse! Dancing


Brilliant,inspired.Applause
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