‘Extreme medical rarity’: Baby born with twin inside stomach

Doctors say they were able to remove the embryo, that had only partially developed, from the baby girl’s stomach

‘Extreme medical rarity’: Baby born with twin inside stomach

Doctors in Israel were in for a major shock following the delivery of a baby girl recently: She was born with an embryo inside her stomach, something medical officials say was a 1-in-500 000 medical rarity.

According to The Times of Israel, this is a case of “fetus-in-fetu” which occurred at at Assuta Medical Center in Ashod this past week.

“When the woman came to give birth, we got the impression that the baby had a big tummy. Because of that, the moment the baby was born, we checked her and realized that we can feel something inside her stomach, so we did ultrasound tests among others,” one of the doctors, Dr Omer Globus said.

Fetus-in-fetu: Doctor explains rare case

According to the Israeli publication, examinations on the mother already showed that the developing baby’s stomach was enlarged, and doctors were later able to confirm the unusual condition. Following the birth, the baby underwent ultrasound examinations and an X-ray. Doctors eventually managed to remove two more formations from inside the baby.

“Because of We were surprised to discover that in her stomach was a partially developed fetus. We immediately took her to the operating room and took it out. The impression we got is that there were originally two babies, and we’re checking it. The baby went through recovery for a few days and was released after her condition improved.”

Dr Omer Globus

Dr Globus further told The Times that they were able to see some bones and a heart. The baby is expected to make a full recovery and has been sent home. He said there were numerous reasons as to why such pregnancies could occur.

“It happens as part of the fetal development process when there are cavities that close during development and one of the embryos enters such a space. The fetus inside partially develops but does not live and remains there,” he said.

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Man injured as boat capsizes off Durban’s Virginia Beach

Metro Police Search and Rescue, the SAPS Airwing and Emer-G-Med paramedics rescued the 67-year-old man after the boat capsized.

Man injured as boat capsizes off Durban’s Virginia Beach

A 67 year-old man was injured when a light fishing boat capsized off Virginia Beach north of Durban on Thursday.

Emer-G-Med paramedics spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said that the Metro Police Search and Rescue Unit together with Emer-G-Med’s Specialised Rescue Unit had been called to the scene the incident in the Virginia Beach area just after 10am in the morning.

Van Reenen said the units had received a report that a fishing boat had been seen capsizing in the Virginia Beach area. 

“With the assistance of the South African Police Service’s Airwing, which luckily happened to be flying over the area at the time and spotted the vessel, resources were coordinated to the shoreline, where a 67 year old man was found to have suffered moderate injury,” Van Reenen said.

Van Reenen said that paramedics treated and stabilised the injured man at the scene of the incident. The injured man was then transported to a nearby hospital for further medical assessment and care. 

Meanwhile, Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene of a shooting incident on the R102 near Solomon Mahlangu Drive in the Mamelodi area of Pretoria recently. A motorist had fallen prey to gunmen after his vehicle’s tyre was punctured on spikes that had been placed in the road.

“On arrival at the scene a male patient approximately thirty years of age, was found seated in his motor vehicle, having suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated and stabilised, before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care. Reports from the scene allege the motorist was traveling along the R102 when he drove over tyre spikes placed in the roadway, causing his Tyres to puncture. When his vehicle came to a stop, he was approached by an unknown number of armed suspects who robbed him of his belongings, before shooting him in the leg,” Van Reenen said.

The South African Police Services were in attendance and will be conducting the necessary investigation.

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