Baby girl born with twin inside her stomach has sibling removed with pioneering surgery

A baby girl born with her own twin inside her stomach has had the dead sibling successfully removed.

The newborn was born with her 1lb 1oz sibling inside her after foetus in the foetu developed during mum Pooja Kumar’s pregnancy.

Despite her swollen stomach at birth, the 6lb 9oz unnamed girl was discharged from hospital and returned home to Bhakrodh Sherwan, north India with her parents.

But after several weeks of colds, stomach ache and stiffness the baby girl was readmitted to Sir Sundarlal Hospital.

Doctors diagnosed foetus in the foetu – an abnormality which happens only in one in every 500,000 births.

Surgeons successfully removed the underdeveloped embryo from the one-month-old girl during an hour-and-a-half operation on Monday.

Images show the surgeon removing a large tissue with hands, feet, stomach, chest and spinal cord in early development.

The baby girl, who is due to be named next month, is said to be healthy after surgery.

by Dinesh Dubey

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