A teenager was left horrified when he discovered his unborn twin has been growing inside his stomach for 18 years, says Dailystar.co.uk.
Narenda Kumar made the gruesome discovery after suffering from endless stomach pains for months.
The 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital after vomiting violently.
Doctors discovered 5 pounds (2.3Kgs) of bones, 6.5 feet of hair and teeth had formed in the man’s stomach.
Kumar was diagnosed with a rare condition that develops in utero during the development of twins, in which the one foetus enters the other through the umbilical cord.
The foetus then lives inside the other twin as a parasite.
Kumar underwent a three-hour surgery in India to remove the unborn twin. Doctors also found the bone structure of a chest and spine.
Dr Rajeev Singh, who made the gruesome discovery said: “The boy’s stomach grew, but his plight went undiscovered for years because his parents were unaware of his medical condition. The doctors could not diagnose the condition at an early stage.
“Technically, the foetus was alive and was growing due to metabolic activity in his body.”
The teenager is no longer in pain, and is expected to be able to return to school.
His thankful father, Prem Chandra, said: “Now that it has been removed, I am relieved. He can now go back to school and lead a healthy life.”
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