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PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Doctors at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge announced the success of a life changing operation for a 10-month-old African girl.

Baby Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with 4 legs and 2 spines.

The extra body parts were from an undeveloped twin, and protruded from Dominque’s neck and back.

The risky and complicated surgery took place last week.

Dominique met the media this morning at the hospital, flanked by many of the surgeons and nurses who took care of her.

She is recovering with her foster family in Chicago while her parents and siblings await her return home.