If this could leave the doctors baffled, then we’re sure this would blow your minds too. A rarest of rare cases surfaced in this hospital in Mumbra, Mumbai where the doctors delivered a baby who was pregnant with his own twin brother!
The doctors realized that the newborn has another baby 9 days after the delivery that too during one of the routine check-ups. Radiologist Dr. Bhavna Thorat carried out the scan and discovered another unborn baby living inside the stomach of his brother.
The half formed baby was eventually successfully removed. The fully-formed baby and his 19-year-old mother are doing fine and are in the pink of their health.
This peculiar circumstance is said to be a part of an incredibly rare ‘Fetus in fetu’ twin pregnancy – which has occurred less than 200 times in history.
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. The parasitic baby was lying behind the stomach deriving its nutrition from the host. The parasitic baby has been sent for further testing, reports are awaited."
Lame joke alert! Baby twin in another baby, makes for a “Twin-ception”, no?
Information source: unilad
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