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#1 DocM

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 23:55

http://medicaldaily....ch-video-258638

When Xiao Feng’s parents brought him to the hospital, they were concerned that he was having difficulty breathing and abdominal swelling. They could not have possibly expected what doctors found after extensive testing: Feng’s undeveloped twin was inside his stomach, and he had to have an operation to “give birth” to the fetus.

Feng was diagnosed with a rare case of cryptodidymus. Cryptodidymus is a term that describes conjoined twins, one of whom is concealed in a part of the other's body. These cases are extremely rare, characterized by a poorly developed “parasitic twin,” which is pretty much still a medical anomaly. According to Metro, a conjoined twin can only survive as a parasite if it is not inside the other twin.

In Feng’s case, the twin growing inside of him took up about two-thirds of his stomach. It had grown to be about 10 inches. It also developed a spine, fingers, and toes.





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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:11

THAT is seriously ######ed up..



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 13:44

Wow, I've never heard of that before. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:00

Poor babies! :( Must of been painful.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:06

I'm curious what the "extensive testing". Also, I do hope that the imaging for this goes in a medical journal as part of a case study - it'd be pretty interesting to see the CT (I imagine this is what they did) scans of this. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:38

Here we'd avoid x-rays or CAT scans in a child if possible and go with an ultrasound first, then decide on the next move.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 00:42

Here we'd avoid x-rays or CAT scans in a child if possible and go with an ultrasound first, then decide on the next move.

I was just assuming that they had done a CT scan or something, merely because they said "extensive" testing, so I assumed they might do something like that after they looked at the ultrasound and said "WTF?".