Fetus in Fetu

Monday, February 16, 2009

Warning: This is weird and extraordinary.

Have you ever heard of Fetus in Fetu? This was the condition of a man in India who looks 9-month old pregnant. The people in their village made fun of him, telling him he looks pregnant. One day of May 1999, he was rushed to the hospital because his stomach is so swollen and he could hardly breath. The doctors think he has a giant tumor and decides to operate him immediately. When they cut him open, they were horrified by what they find inside!

It was the body of the man's twin brother. A half-formed baby that has lain inside him for for 36 long years, as a parasite! The fetus were well developed, it had fingers and quite long nails. It is a baby boy growing inside his body, apparently it was his twin brother growing inside him as a parasite, feeding him off. The man in India has a condition called Fetus in Fetu when one fetus envelops and absorbs its twin inside the womb. This condition occurs in 1 in 500,000 deliveries.

Here in the Philippines, a two month old baby in Baguio City was also diagnose with Fetus in Fetu in 2007.

Oh this is really odd! The pictures of the man from India looks really weird, more the fetus inside his body! I choose not to upload it here..hehe! If you want to see it with your own eyes, click here. (^_^)