A 3-week-old baby girl in China was born “pregnant” with twins, and doctors were forced to perform surgery to remove the foetuses.
The foetuses, 8 to 10 weeks gestated, had formed arms, legs, a spine, rib cage and intestines. One weighed 14.2 grams and the other 9.3 grams. Both foetuses had their own umbilical cord attached. The surgery to remove the twins was successfully and the baby girl was discharged eight days later. The condition, known as foetus in foetu occurs in just one in 500,000 births in the world. Less than 200 cases have ever been reported.