31 Jan '12, 8am

Parasitic twin found in Peru toddler's stomach

Parasitic twin found in Peru toddler's stomach

Leonidas Pacunda holds up the shirt of his son Isbac Pacunda, who was diagnosed with 'Fetus in fetu' at Las Mercedes hospital in Chiclayo, Peru on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP PERU (REUTERS): Three-year-old Isbac Pacunda seems like any ordinary toddler. Watch video Boy's foetus twin shock Surgeons in Peru discover what they call a parasitic twin foetus in the stomach of a three-year-old boy. Duration: 1:01 On the inside, he's got a rare condition - what doctors call a parasitic twin. Surgeons found the 25cm long foetus in Isbac's stomach after he complained of pains. Doctor Marco Antonio Flores said: 'Through giving him an ultrasound scan we realised that he had bones inside - a humerus, a femur, a backbone. Then we did another ultrasound that confirmed the diagnosis.' Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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