In a very rare medical case, a baby boy has been born pregnant with his own twin brother at Bilal Hospital in Mumbra. Doctors discovered that after the birth of a healthy boy, there was a half-formed male baby (complete with an arm, legs and brain) behind his stomach.
Foetus in Fetu Twin Pregnancy
Surgeons successfully operated on the newborn to remove the 7cm mass as it is the case of rare ‘foetus in fetu’ twin pregnancy, one of less than 200 ever recorded in the world.
Doctors noticed this during a routine scan of a pregnant woman in early July. After nine days the baby was born and the doctors found that there was another baby’ inside the newborn’s abdomen.
According to the Daily Mail, Radiologist Dr Bhavna Thorat said: “It was inside a fetal sac of the newborn. I could see bones of the upper and lower limbs of the fetus. The unique thing about it was I could see a tiny head with the brain inside. However, this parasitic twin didn’t have a skull bone.”
Gynecologist Dr Neena Nichlani said: “It is a case of monozygotic twin pregnancy sharing a single placenta, where one fetus wraps itself around and envelops the other and robs the host of its nutrition. It can be implanted in skull, abdomen or tail bone of the host. Sometimes it can also lead to the death of the host because both get nutrition from a single cord.”
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