11 February 2015

Baby Girl Born With Possible Absorbed Twins Inside Her



 A baby girl born in Hong Kong appeared to have a growth of some kind in her left side, but doctors soon discovered the growth contained what could be "absorbed" siblings.


The nearly 9-pound baby girl had a rare condition called fetus-in-fetu, which happens when a partially developed fetus becomes incorporated into a normally developing fetus (its twin) in the womb. This condition affects about 1 in 500,000 births, according to the case study published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal this month.

The mass was between the girl's liver and left kidney, and it included two partially formed fetus-like structures, one weighing half an ounce and the other weighing a third of an ounce.

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