Baby born with two noses in Peru

A baby who has two tubes growing out of his face instead has been born and given the name Baby Angelito (meaning little angel) by his parents.

Doctors say despite the deformed nose, the youngster is perfectly normal following his birth in the city of Chimbote, Peru.

Paediatrician Jose Castillo, who’s looked after him since his birth, explained to local media that the strange condition was the result of a very rare genetic deformity which happens once in every 10 million to 15 million births.

He said the child is stable and his heart and respiratory system are also working fine.

The baby was transferred from his home in Nuevo Chimbote to hospital, some 600k’s away, where he will undergo an operation on the double nose.

The hospital’s neonatal care boss Carlos Arrestegui Ramos said: “He doesn’t have difficulty breathing now, but he will need plastic surgery.”

He added that all the indications were that the child was perfectly normal in every other way although further tests would be needed to determine whether he also had any other issues.

Plastic surgery is most likely to be a complete success.