In an uncommon case, an underdeveloped fetus weighing around 750 grams has been removed from a 20-day-old child’s abdomen at a private hospital here, as indicated by a report.

According to the report, the child was admitted to the hospital, when his parents saw an huge swelling in his stomach region. After a medicinal test, it was discovered that the infant was suffering from a rare medical condition called retroperitoneal mature teratoma or fetus-in-fetu.

Fetus-in-fetu is an rare condition where an immature fetus is found in the belly of another newborn child. The condition is characterized as the presence of one of the twins in the body of the other. It happens in one out of five lakh cases and around 200 such cases have been recorded in medical history so far.

Bhavin Vasavada, expert gastrointestinal hepatobiliary and liver transplant specialist situated in Ahmedabad, who led the surgery, said that the CT scan was showing the uncommon condition after which a group of specialists chose to work on the infant, supposedly.

A mature teratoma (immature fetus) was removed from infant’s stomach area, which had an undeveloped hand and a some parts of spine.

Dr Vasavada additionally said that develop teratoma at retroperitoneal area is likewise an rare condition.

According to the reports, the baby , whose guardians are from Sanand town in Ahmedabad, has now been released and is recovering great.

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