Doctors Remove 2.5 Kg Parasitic Twin With Growing Teeth from a Teenager

by Reshma Anand on  January 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM Indian Health News
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In a shocking incident, a teenager grows a parasite with teeth and hair inside his stomach.

Narendra Kumar, 18, was suffering from severe stomach pain, vomiting, and he was taken to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh.
Doctors Remove 2.5 Kg Parasitic Twin With Growing Teeth from a Teenager
Doctors Remove 2.5 Kg Parasitic Twin With Growing Teeth from a Teenager

Doctors at the Swaroop Narayan Hospital in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, examined him and discovered a 2.5kg mass of bone, hair and teeth that had formed an umbilical cord-like structure inside Narendra's abdomen. The parasite had lived and grown inside his body since birth.

The diagnosis was 'fetus in fetu', a rare condition which develops during pregnancy with twins - where one embryo enters the other through the umbilical cord, and lives there as a parasite.

Dr Rajeev Singh said, "Technically, the fetus was alive and was growing due to metabolic activity in his body. In the three-hour-long surgery, we removed a mass of malformed baby which had hair, teeth, a poorly developed head, a bony structure of chest and spine, with lots of yellowish amniotic-like fluid in the sac."

Source: Medindia

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