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Offbeat Doctors find dead fetus in boy

Jason

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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.

In 2003 Kazakhstan doctors removed a foetus from a seven-year-old boy.

Limbs developed

Sixteen-year-old Abu Raihan was admitted to the Bangabandhu Medical University hospital in the capital, Dhaka on Saturday.

"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.

"In this case the foetus of the baby entered into the foetus of the boy and continued to grow like a tumour in the boy's abdomen," gynaecology specialists Nurun Nahar said.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4624307.stm
 

skwabari_shtcak

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That's sick and disturbing. Unfortunately it happens more often than is reported. And to think he lived that long not knowing he had his twin inside of him. I think he'll need a good shrink after that ordeal.
 

Stardust

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it has happened that a twin is growing inside the other and almost killing the one he/she's living in
 

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Gives a whole new meaning to the "I feel like something doesn't belong" or "something isn't right" statements.
 

star99ers

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I saw it on Guinness. The fetus was really weird looking. It was sweet.
 

BklynCannonball

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I wonder if he felt relieved or like a part of him was missing after they removed the fetus. Weird SCIENCE!
 

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That's disturbing, but at the same time incredibly interesting. It's a wonder how nature works sometimes.
 
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I just wonder how it is he went sixteen years without noticing (maybe), or without doing something about it???
 

tkme2thebedroom

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The same thing happened to my friend's aunt. She went years before finding out about it. All there were were a couple of bones, but it was a twin by her hip.
 

Insanitee

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Imagine having something like this pulled out of your stomach when you were a teenager... And then being told it was you dead brother...!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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star99ers said:
I saw it on Guinness. The fetus was really weird looking. It was sweet.
MMMMMM yummy Gu|nness!
 

MaxPower

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Insanitee said:
Imagine having something like this pulled out of your stomach when you were a teenager... And then being told it was you dead brother...!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I once shit out a 3rd cousin.
 

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wow, weirdo for real tho!

for some reason i am reminded of the movie "the dark backward" with judd nelson playing the role of a ventriloquist who hears voices from the arm growing out of his back. :confused: wtf?