Today must be the day for amazement as I glance through the BBC news. A 16 year old boy in Bangledesh was complaining of stomach pains. Doctors discovered a four and a half pound fetus that had formed inside him, with the exception of a head.
WHAT?!? How is THAT possible?
Well, very rarely there may be a situation which arises in which two
fetus develop as conjoined twins (as in the "siamese twins" scenerio);
but, one fetus absorbs the other, resulting in a case of inclusion
twins. The absorbed fetus continues to develop, as a tumor would,
inside the other twin--even after birth.
Ok, my thoughts are:
"Oh... my god"
"good thing this is very rare."
I can't quite imagine the sorts of trauma the 16 year old boy and his
family are enduring. I can't quite imagine the situation.
What a very odd thing...