A baby girl has been born with two mouths due to a condition so rare that it has only been seen in 35 recorded cases since 1900.

Doctors were initially baffled when the abnormality was picked up on a scan during the mother’s third trimester.

Their initial range of possible diagnoses included a cyst, a bone disorder or teratoma, which is when a twin absorbs another during development

But when the infant was born in Charleston, South Carolina, doctors found what they described as a “duplicated oral cavity”, or second mouth.

This included another lip, set of six teeth and even a small tongue that moved at the same time as the tongue in her main mouth.

Although the condition was seemingly harmless, they performed an operation to remove the additional feature.

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