Doctors find dead foetus inside boy’s abdomen ...After complaining of stomach pains
Afour-year-old boy who went to hospital with stomach pain shocked doctors when they found a dead foetus inside him.
The little boy from West Bengal, India, was rushed to medical attention over concerns he had a tumour.
However doctors were stunned when an ultrasound and CT scan confirmed there was a foetus inside the tot’s abdomen.
An operation on Sunday successfully removed the foetus, which still had hands, legs, nails and a partially formed head.
The rare condition, known as “foetus in fetu”, develops when a normal foetus is enveloped by its twin in the uterus.
The boy is being observed, but is reportedly doing well.
In 2012, MailOnline reported on the case of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who was admitted to a hospital in China with a third arm sprouting out of her back.
She was diagnosed with foetus in fetu, and the large mass was revealed to be part of an identical twin that had failed to develop and had been enveloped into the body of its sister.
Further investigation found it consisted of a breast and an arm which included a shoulder blade and two fingers.
The 'foetus in fetu' case of the schoolgirl in China reported in 2012 with a third arm and a breast sprouting out of her back (circled).