Dead Foetus In Boy’s Gut

June 27th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Doctors in Bangladesh say they have removed a long-dead foetus from the abdomen of a teenage boy who was complaining of stomach pains.

They said the foetus would have become the boy’s twin had it grown normally in their mother’s womb. They said it was a case of an extremely rare condition where two foetuses are conceived as conjoined twins but one absorbs the other.

“After the operation we found a dead foetus weighing two kilograms (4.5lbs) in his abdomen,” Doctor MA Mazid said, the AFP news agency reports. “Apart from the head, all other limbs of the baby were developed.”

The condition is known as “foetus in foeto”, or inclusion twin…

(Found by James Everett, thanks)


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