A three-month Russian girl born with two stomachs is in good condition after surgeons operated to remove the redundant organ, doctors said on Wednesday. No one noticed anything wrong with Aina Adonina, born in the Siberian region of Altai, during her first two months of life, but it became obvious that she was having trouble getting food down. Doctors suspected a tumor, but X-rays showed no such growth and it was only during exploratory surgery that the second stomach was discovered, Interfax reports. It lay above and adjoined the little girl's main stomach. No food had been going into it, but secreted fluids were accumulating within and swelling the redundant stomach, which eventually shut off her esophagus. The infant's normal stomach was not affected during the operation, which was performed in the city of Barnaul, Interfax reports. This was the first such operation in Altai, Altai University professor Vladimir Kozhevnikov, who performed the surgery, said. The Soviet or Russian medical press had likewise not ever mentioned such an operation for the past few decades, Kozhevnikov noted.
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