| GEO Health|
| Girl grows new kidneys|
| Updated at: 1413 PST, Friday, May 21, 2010|
LONDON: A girl has stunned doctors by growing two new kidneys to replace ones that had failed and left her seriously ill.
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 said 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.