Dead foetus removed from 4-year-old boy's body in West Bengal

Dead foetus removed from 4-year-old boy's body in West Bengal

The boy complained of acute stomach ache, which prompted the doctors to go for a CT scan only to find a dead foetus

dead foetus

The boy suffered from a rare condition called foetus in foetu

When parents of a four-year-old boy took him to a doctor for the otherwise innocuous stomach ache, little did they know that they will be in for a shock.

The doctors told the couple from West Bengal that the boy had a dead foetus inside his stomach, which was the cause of the acute pain he was suffering from. The doctors had initially suspected it to be a tumour but the CT scans revealed otherwise.

The experts refer to the condition as foetus in foetu, a rare condition which affects one in every 6 lakh live births. If a woman is pregnant with twins, during the early stages, one of the foetus can enter the other through the umbilical cord. The abnormal foetus acts as a parasite to the normal foetus, hampering its growth.

Dr Shirshendu Giri, who performed the surgery to remove the dead foetus from the boy’s body told IBN Live: ‘The dead embryo, which had hands, legs, nails and a partially formed head, was removed from the child’s body after a long operation. The little boy is out of danger now.

Had you ever heard about dead foetus growing inside young children? Please share in our Comment box below.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ to stay up-to-date on the latest from theIndusparent.com!

Written by

theIndusparent