Girl (1) carrying a baby

Bjarki

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STUNNED doctors have discovered a one-year-old girl is carrying a BABY in her tummy.

Little Kang Mengru, from China, left medics baffled after her belly became enlarged.
Doctors carried out a CT scan to discover the cause of the growth and found a foetus inside her.
They believe the tot is her parasitic twin.
She is now waiting for an operation to have the tiny baby removed.

Source (+ pictures):
Tot, one, carries twin in her belly | The Sun |News
:shifteyes: O-M-G

Insert your 'Now I've seen it all'-comments here...
 
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Bjarki

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Questionable.. this one's a case of 'Fetus in fetu'. Sort of like uhh carrying a mutant parasite alien abnormality... :upsidedown:

Fetus in fetu (or fœtus in fœtu) is a developmental abnormality: a mass of tissue inside the body that more or less resembles a fetus. There are two theories of origin concerning fetus in fetu. One theory is that the mass begins as a normal fetus but becomes enveloped inside its twin. The other theory is that the mass is a highly developed teratoma. Fetus in fetu is estimated to occur in 1 in 500,000 live births.

Is it alive?

A fetus in fetu can be considered alive, but only in the sense that its component tissues have not yet died or been eliminated. Thus, the life of a fetus in fetu is inherently limited to that of an invasive tumor.[citation needed] In principle, its cells must have some degree of normal metabolic activity to have remained viable. However, without the gestational conditions in utero with the amnion and placenta, a fetus in fetu can develop into, at best, an especially well differentiated teratoma; or, at worst, a high-grade metastatic teratocarcinoma. In terms of physical maturation, its organs have a working blood supply from the host, but all cases of fetus in fetu present critical defects, such as no functional brain, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, or urinary tract. Accordingly, while a fetus in fetu can share select morphological features with a normal fetus, it has no prospect of any life outside of the host twin. Moreover, it poses clear threats to the life of the host twin on whom its own life depends.

Fetus in fetu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Nixola

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OMFG Now I've seen it all! lol

But seriously, that is really shocking. I read the story first and was shocked to see how big her stomach was when I looked at the pic.
 

Merc

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#5
Meh, sensationalized. It's nothing new, people have had parasitic twins removed before. If you want to see something crazy along the same lines, look up Chimarism.
 

AnitaKnapp

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I didn't expect her belly to be quite that big when I clicked on the article. Wow.