Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Pregnant baby gets twins removed – medical journal

Two foetuses were removed from a baby girl in Hong Kong in 2010 after it was found that she was born “pregnant” with twins.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 12 February 2015, 05:00PM

At just three weeks old, the girl – who was born to Chinese mainland parents – underwent successful surgery and was discharged just eight days later from the hospital, according to the Hong Kong Medical Journal.

Doctors removed the foetuses, which weighed 14.2 grammes and 9.3 grammes, respectively. Each had an umbilical cord, legs, arms, a spine, intestines, skin, and a rib cage. The report says that the foetuses were about eight to 10 weeks gestated.

According to the report, the condition – called feotus or foetu – occurs about one in every 500,000 births in the worlds and less than 200 cases have ever been reported.

“It was almost impossible to detect during the prenatal check-up, as the emrbyo inside the baby was too small,” said Dr Yu Kai-man, a specialist in obstetrics and gyneacology.

“Since it is impossible for the little girl to have conceived the pregnancy on her own, the fertilisation of the twin fetuses, of course, belongs to her parents, which has gone to the wrong place.”

Though the report says it is not exactly known how the phenomena happens, it suggests a possible link to the mother’s multiple abortions.

“The widespread use of antenatal ultrasound in early gestation may provide more concrete evidence... and shed light on this intriguing condition,” the report said.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket Zoo baby elephant benched from tourist shows over health issues

The world was created free not only for people, for animals also. The limitation of freedom for peop...(Read More)

Thai Retailers Association attacks duty-free ruling

The present government is anything, but not of accuracy and transparency. Now committees and sub-c...(Read More)

King cobra female caught in Patong, 30 eggs missing from nest

"I don't want to use the law against local residents". And that is it? No investigatio...(Read More)

Phuket Songkran road accident toll climbs to two dead

Just how inane comment is this "He is on holiday...a perpetual one, just sitting on the compute...(Read More)

Wildfire contained at Phromthep Cape, fire warning re-issued

Every fire starts small. Mostly due to human doings. But how to make many inhabitants to understand ...(Read More)

After Songkran, Phuket water reductions continue to stretch reserves until rains return

'We' nicely report our water facts to Phuket inhabitants, as we always do. And further, we d...(Read More)

Boy, 14, killed as Phuket suffers worst Songkran road safety record in years

Why do you think somebody is interrested about your mind?? Do you realy think you are sooo important...(Read More)

Boy, 14, killed as Phuket suffers worst Songkran road safety record in years

Well maybe if everyone stopped calling these tragedies "accidents" and start recognizing t...(Read More)

Boy, 14, killed as Phuket suffers worst Songkran road safety record in years

Don't expect a serious reaction as respons from Governor and other top brass who are responsible...(Read More)

Phuket Songkran road accident toll climbs to two dead

Reading the final Phuket road accident reports ( and that are just the official ones) it justified t...(Read More)