A strange "child birth". On February 16th, this year, doctors at the Manjing Children's Hospital?
A strange "child birth". On February 16th, this year, doctors at the Manjing Children's Hospital were shocked when a "Caesarean section" on a three-month-old baby boy produced a fetus. The parasitic embryo had already developed abdomen, legs and feet with foot having six toes. The headless embryo had also developed certain body organs but had no neck and upper limbs. The external genital organ indicated that it was of male sex. Two blood vessels leading from the liver linked the foetus with the "parent" for passing on nutrients.
The "parent" baby was quite normal at the time of birth. A month and half after it was born, however, its abdomen began to protrude which reached the size of a volleyball when it was three months old when its parents brought it to the hospital.
Parasitic embryos are rare. Only 41 known cases have occurred in the world in the 150 years between 1806 to 1956.
The "parent" baby is getting on quite normally after the operation.