9-Year Old Girl Has Twin Surgically Removed From Stomach

May 16, 2008

A 9-year old girl from Greece was complaining and went to the hospital due to stomach pains.  What she did not know was that she would end up having surgery to remove her embryonic twin inside of her.New York (ChattahBox) – A 9-year old girl from Greece was complaining and went to the hospital due to stomach pains. What she did not know was that she would end up having surgery to remove her embryonic twin inside of her.

Doctors at the Larissa General Hospital in Greece examined the girl who was complaining of stomach pains. They found that a tumor inside of her stomach was actually hiding her embryonic twin.

The twin was said to have head, hair, and eyes. It was about 2-inches long.

Reports state that this happens in 1 out of every 500,000 live births of twins, with one twin absorbing the other while in the womb.

The family has asked to keep the identity of the girl private, but she has fully recovered.


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