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Her twin is a real pain...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, May 15, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Greek girl, 9, finds out stomachache is really her twin

    ASSOCIATED PRESS • May 15, 2008

    ATHENS, Greece — A 9-year-old girl taken to a hospital with stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors in central Greece said today.

    Doctors examined the girl and surgically removed a 2-inch-long growth they later discovered was an embryo.

    “They could see on the right side that her belly was swollen, but they didn’t suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo,” said Iakovos Brouskelis, director of Larissa General Hospital.

    The girl has made a full recovery, he said.

    The embryo was a formed fetus with a head, hair and eyes but no brain or umbilical cord, said Dr. Andreas Markou, head of the pediatric department.

    He said cases in which one twin absorbs the other in the womb occurs in one in every 500,000 live births.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Paging David Cronenberg.
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Good gawd! What a story.

    And Simon...I'm missing the reference. Could you please clue me in (by PM is fine)?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sounds more like Yawn's twin.
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I have twin boys. I don't think I'll send them this story.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Go Team Venture!
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