Quite Shocking As Baby Girl With Mysterious Medical Condition Born ‘Pregnant’ With Twins

February 9, 2015 11:26 pm
Doctors have yet to understand what causes the condition (Picture: Hong Kong Medical Journal)

The joy of a Chinese couple who just had a baby girl was short-lived after doctors found the new born pregnant.
A baby girl is said to have a rare, mysterious medical condition that left her ‘pregnant’ with twins when she was born.
The girl, born to Chinese mainland parents in Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hong Kong, had to undergo surgery at just three weeks old to remove
them.
The foetuses, 8 to 10 weeks gestated, had legs, arms, a spine, rib cage and intestines.

Both were also covered in skin one weighed 14.2 grammes and the other 9.3 grammes – and each had an umbilical cord.

The surgery was successful and the girl was discharged from hospital eight days later.

The spine of each foetus is highlighted with an arrow in this picture (Picture: Hong Kong Medical Journal)
The condition, known as foetus in fetu occurs in just one in 500,000
births in the world and less than 200 cases have ever been reported.
Doctors are yet to fully understand what causes the condition.
Dr Yu Kai-man, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, said:

‘It was almost impossible to detect during the prenatal check-up, as the embryo inside the baby was too small.
‘Since
it is impossible for the little girl to have conceived the pregnancy on
her own, the fertilisation of the twin fetuses, of course, belongs to
her parents, which has gone to the wrong place.’

The birth was reported in the Hong Kong Medical Journal which suggested
it was possibly linked to the mother having multiple abortions.
Wonders.
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