Views: 664|Replies: 0

Baby born 'pregnant' with fetus inside abdomen [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2016-5-20 15:26:20 |Display all floors
1.jpg

A young woman recently gave birth to premature twin boys in Xi'an, northwestern China's Shanxi province. But to everyone’s surprise, there was a third baby in the belly of one of the twins.

Doctors checked a mass in the boy's lower abdomen. It was about 6 to 7 centimeters in diameter, and an operation was required to remove it.

The operation on a 2-week-old, 2-kilo baby was a severe test both for the boy and the doctors. After four hours, the mass was successfully removed.

The mass looked like a rare parasitic fetus; bones and fingernails were discovered within it after doctors cut it open, said Gao Ya, a professor and Vice-Dean of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University

The odds of this fetus-in-fetus condition are only one in 500,000 worldwide. The twin that hosted the fetus has been slowly restored to health after the surgery.

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.