BEIJING – CHINESE doctors were shocked when they discovered a one-year-old girl Chinese girl Kang Mengru was carrying her twin brother in her stomach.
Kang Mengru was abandoned at birth and was taken in by a childless couple in Luohe City, in the central Chinese province of Henan.
Within months, her stomach began to swell and the neighbors began calling the little girl “A Monster” and gossiping that she was pregnant.
When Kang Mengru abdomens was seen protruding day by day she was taken to hospital for ultrasound scan during which the doctors were amazed to find a baby in the little girl’s womb.
The fetus was believed to be Mengru’s parasitic twin, the result of one twin embryo not fully separating from the other.
This rare condition – called foetus in fetu – is where a twin becomes trapped inside the developing body of its sibling,and can be found one in every 500,000 pregnancies.
An abortion of the parasitic fetus was intially being considered by the doctors in order to save the baby girl’s life but later they decided to do a major surgery to save both the babies.
By God’s grace the ‘PREGNANT’ one-year-old little gem has survived after a complex ten hour operation to remove her unborn twin from her belly. How do we call the two mother/Son or Brother/sister.
|Recovering … tiny Kang Mengru after the surgery to remove parasitic twin|