In India, a boy was born with an enlarged belly twin-parasite
In India women have named Hemlata Singh was born a boy, who was given the name Sonny. The baby was generally healthy, but his stomach has grown a part of his underdeveloped twin brother.
From the parasitic twin had no legs and was underdeveloped, but his head was formed and a twin-parasite was able to breathe independently. With his full brother, he was joined in the abdomen and had shared a liver.
Child with a twin-parasite came to light back in 2016, but his story got into the press only recently. The doctor was afraid that the boy’s condition will deteriorate, so nine days later they performed surgery, during which the twins shared.
Parasitic twin died soon after the operation, and a healthy boy was successfully recovered and was released home with his mother after 12 days. The deceased twin, as revealed at autopsy, was completely absent from the gastro-intestinal system and was brain damaged.
The risk of early mortality at birth such conjoined twins is very high, which is about 80%, so the doctors and try to carry out the operation for separation as early as possible.
Parasitic twins result from the fact that in the womb during the development of one of the twins on still not yet been fully clarified reasons, begins to get more nutrition through the umbilical cord than the other twin.
The second twin then either stops its development and it in the end and then almost nothing, or it is attached to the body of his brother and then to survive, as it receives nutrition from the blood system.
Eventually then, children are born with extra arms and legs or even heads. In very rare cases, twin-the parasite is present a well-developed head and torso. Such children are born in about one case per million newborns.