This Is The Shocking Story Of How A Baby Boy Was Just Born ‘Pregnant’


Last month, a pregnant woman went to the Bilal Hospital in Mumbra, India, for a routine scan when radiologist Dr. Bhavna Thorat noticed an abnormal mass on her unborn son.

Nine days later, the little boy was born. That’s when Thorat performed another scan on him. What he found was a seven-centimeter-long fetus in the newborn’s abdomen — the result of an extremely rare abnormality called fetus in fetu, which only happens about once per 500,000 births.

“I could see bones of the upper and lower limbs of the fetus,” Thorat told Daily Mail. “The unique thing about it was I could see a tiny head with the brain inside. However, this parasitic twin didn’t have a skull bone.”

One theory about the condition is that the abnormal mass is a highly developed teratoma. The other is that with twins, one fetus becomes enveloped by the other. According to gynecologist Dr. Neena Nichlani, this was the case with the baby boy from India.

Surgeons at the Titan Hospital in Thane were able to successfully remove the mass. The baby and his mother are both currently recovering.

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Indian Baby born 'pregnant' with his twin brother: A Rare Case of Fetus-in-fetu

A baby in India has been born “pregnant” with his own twin brother.

Once the unnamed boy was born, doctors discovered a second half-formed male baby with legs, one arm and a brain behind the newborn’s stomach.

Doctors operated to remove the 7cm “twin” and the newborn boy is now otherwise healthy.

A radiologist noticed the unusual mass inside the baby’s foetal sac during a routine scan earlier this month.

The parasitic twin had no skull, despite having a small head and brain.

Born to a 19-year-old mother in Thane, India, the “twin” birth was a case of foetus in foetu, a rare congenital anomaly in which a malformed and parasitic foetus grows within the body of a baby.

There are only 200 recorded cases of the condition.

Whilst in this case the “twin” mass was identified and removed at birth, they can grow inside grown human beings and go unnoticed for decades.