‘Pregnant’ Boy, 2, ‘Gives Birth’ To His Parasitic Twin

Tue, October 1, 2013 9:39am EDT by 6 Comments
Pregnant Boy Gives Birth
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A 2-year-old boy in Huaxi, China was diagnosed as ‘pregnant’ when doctors discovered that his unborn twin had started growing in his stomach. In this rare version of conjoined twins, the boy’s unborn brother developed inside of him.

Xiao Feng, 2, went through a difficult and painful procedure to “birth” his parasitic twin. The fetus of his twin had developed inside his stomach, and the twin’s growth caused his belly to swell and give him tremendous trouble breathing.

‘Pregnant’ Boy, 2, ‘Gives Birth’ To His Parasitic Twin

Xiao Feng was rushed to the hospital after he experienced difficulty breathing from abdominal distention. The little boy went through a process of x-rays and MRI scans that revealed he was carrying the undeveloped fetus of his own unborn twin in his stomach, reports The Daily Mail.

The bizarre occurrence is actually a rare incident of cryptodidymus, or conjoined twins.

A parasitic twin occurs when a twin embryo develops in the uterus but never fully separates. The undeveloped twin is considered “parasitic” because it cannot survive on its own. In this particular instance, the boy absorbed his twin.

Boy Undergoes Emergency Surgery To Remove Parasitic Twin

When the fetus was removed from the little boy during surgery, doctors discovered that it had fully formed limbs and a spine. Measuring in at 20 cm, the fetus took up nearly 2/3 of the little boy’s stomach, reports The Daily Mail. The fetus would have been a boy.

After undergoing major surgery, the boy recovered with his mother by his side. Our thoughts are with the family following this difficult procedure.

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Laura

Posted at 1:30 PM on October 1, 2013  

Reblogged this on Gossips and Fashion.

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 1:25 PM on October 1, 2013  

And by the way Jill…there is such a thing as fraternal twins. In case you are confused as to what that means, it is when the babies are not identical. A person can have twins that look different from one another and…they can even be different sexes. It’s a baby, a life, you my dear came off very cruel and heartless. So think about what a baby had to endure and … Duh don’t be so catty.

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Jill

Posted at 9:05 PM on October 1, 2013  

Yes, I know what fraternal twins are sweetie. I am one.

But conjoined twins and cases such as this cannot happen with fraternal twins, only identical. I thought that was kind of common sense, but I guess not. I’m not sure how I came of as cruel and heartless when I didn’t even comment anything bad about the child(ren). I was pointing out to the writer that of course it would’ve been a boy since they would have been identical. Duh.

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 1:20 PM on October 1, 2013  

That poor two year old boy. It is traumatic an adult to go through any pregnancy. Full term, ectopic or miscarrage, regardless it is difficult on an adult female body. I can not imagine what a two year old beys body must have been put through. I pray this boy is able to recover and live a normal and healthy life.

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Jill

Posted at 11:41 AM on October 1, 2013  

Well duh, of course it would have been a boy. They would’ve been identical twins!

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LissaCaldina

Posted at 10:22 AM on October 1, 2013