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Two fetuses found in a boy’s body and eventually removed

BSMMUSahoaib is a six month old boy from Ashulia, Dhaka; there were two partially grown fetuses inside his body weighing two kilograms. Actually it was a case of triplet, but in a rare incident two of the three fetuses grew inside Shoaib’s body when he was inside his mother’s womb. His mother was supposed to get three children.

Doctors noticed the matter after an ultrasonography when Shoaib’s mother Lutfunnahar was pregnant. But they had nothing to do at that time. Six month old Shoaib was admitted to BSMMU hospital on 25th January this year and a team of pediatric surgeons led by Shafiqul Alam conducted the operation. The infant is under observation and doctors are expecting it will recover soon. The cause of this type of abnormality is unknown.

AKM Jahid Hossain, AM Shahinur, Shamsuzzaman, Mahbub, Atikuzzaman, Monjurul Haque, Tanjid and Momen was with Shafiqul Alam in the team of pediatric surgeons.

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