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A newborn baby boy has baffled doctors in Mumbra, India after being born “pregnant” with his own twin brother. According to a report by SWNS, doctors who attended the patient discovered the half-formed male baby inside the newborn’s stomach. Apparently, the unborn “twin” already has a complete brain, arm, and legs.

Surgeons at the Bilal hospital were able to successfully remove the seven-centimeter mass inside the baby’s tiny stomach.

Experts believe that the baby’s condition was caused by a rare congenital anomaly called “foetus in fetu.” This type of condition creates a malformed parasitic twin within the body of a living child. In fact, the pregnancy is so rare that there were less than 200 cases ever recorded in the world.

Fortunately, both the 19-year-old mother and her newborn son are well and healthy following the procedure.

Source: SWNS
Meanwhile, radiologist Dr. Bhavna Thorat revealed that he noticed the abnormality during a routine scan of the mother in July.

When the baby was born, he did another scan and discovered that the baby has “another small baby” located “inside a fetal sac of the newborn.”

Dr. Thorat said:

“I could see bones of the upper and lower limbs of the fetus. 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.”

Doctors were able to remove the unborn baby inside his twin's stomach.

Source: SWNS

Shedding light to the bizarre condition, Gynecologist Dr. Neena Nichlani explained:

“It is a case of monozygotic twin pregnancy sharing single placenta, where one foetus wraps itself around and envelops the other and robs the host of its nutrition.”


That being said, the baby’s condition could have led to a life-threatening situation.

“Sometimes it can also lead to the death of the host because both get nutrition from a single cord.”

Apparently, it already has a brain.

Source: SWNS

The good news is that the baby is now doing “extremely well” with his mother. He was also sent for further testing to analyze his condition more.

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