Foetus found growing inside 40-day-old baby in a rare medical condition

01:02 PM Jun 01, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

A foetus was discovered within the stomach of a 40-day-old newborn in Bihar’s Motihari, which is a rare medical event.


A 40-day-old newborn was recently brought to Motihari’s Rahmania Medical Center for treatment. The doctor was told that the child felt bloated. The baby was unable to urinate correctly due to the bloating. The doctor had the child evaluated in order to learn more about the situation.

To find out the reason for the bloating of the stomach and the stoppage of urine, Dr Tabrez Aziz of Rahmania Medical Center prescribed a computed tomography(CT) scan for the patient. But the results of the test left everyone in shock when the doctors found that a foetus had developed inside the infant’s stomach.

Speaking to ANI about this rare phenomenon, Dr Tabrez Aziz said that in medical terminology, the case is called ‘Foetus in fetu’ or the presence of a foetus in the stomach of the child.

He said that this is a rare case that happens only occurs in one out of five lakh patients.


“A rare medical anomaly has come to light where a foetus was seen developing inside the stomach of a 40-day-old infant. It is called foetus in fetu. The infant has undergone surgery, condition is stable,” said Dr Aziz.

Dr Aziz said that the child is now fine after surgery and has been discharged from the hospital.

(With inputs from ANI)


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