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Baby born carrying his brothers inside his abdominal cavity

HDN | 7/27/2002 12:00:00 AM |

A male baby born in the central Anatolian province of Sivas was reported to be carrying his two dead brothers inside his abdominal cavity, Anatolia news agency reported. Sivas Cumhuriyet Hospital Radiology Department Assistant Professor Ibrahim

A male baby born in the central Anatolian province of Sivas was reported to be carrying his two dead brothers inside his abdominal cavity, Anatolia news agency reported.

Sivas Cumhuriyet Hospital Radiology Department Assistant Professor Ibrahim Oztoprak said that when the male baby was born on July 21, his five-month old brothers were discovered inside his abdominal cavity.

Oztoprak explained this as a case of "Fetus in Fetu", meaning an undeveloped baby within a developed baby. This was the 87th of such cases recorded in medical science literature, he said. "Ribs, legs, arms, livers, kidneys, eyes and mouths of the other two babies were formed," he added.

Stressing that the two babies were dead, Oztoprak noted that they were putting pressure on their healthy brother's organs and added that they would immediately determine a treatment plan for the baby.

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