Both the parents of a 3-month-old baby boy and doctors at the Banaras Hindu University Medical College and Hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India were shocked to notice that a twin baby had been surviving on the kidney of the little boy
Ranjubala and Satyendra Yadav from Bihar in Indian noticed an unusual swell in their baby’s stomach and sought the advice of a doctor who suspected it might be a tumour and asked them to go for a surgery. However, it came to light during the surgical operation at the Banaras Hindu University Medical College and Hospital in Uttar Pradesh that the baby had been suffering from a condition known as foetus in fetu, in which a 2lb parasitic twin was feeding on his kidney.
The condition occurs When twins fail to separate in the womb and one of the babies does not fully form and instead becomes part of the healthy twin.
the doctor Dr. SP Sharma,who carried out the operation on the baby expressed surprise saying: “The baby was wrongly diagnosed with a tumour.
“We were surprised and shocked to see a malformed foetus inside his stomach.
“We have successfully operated to remove the parasite twin out of his body.
The baby’s parents could not hide their joy as his father, Satyendra, who is a farmer, said: “We were blessed with a baby four years after our marriage but we were always living in fear that the baby might not live long as his condition started worsening within days after birth.
“They have not only cured our baby, but rid us of all our pains too.”