Three day old Sam Esquibel was operated on after a small tumor had been located in his brain. Little did they know, when they went in for surgery the surgeons would find a fully grown foot, another partial foot, a hand, and a thigh. The cause of this is believed to be "foetus in foetu", which is when a twin starts to form inside of the other twin.
Sam is now at home with his parents where he has mostly recovered from the operation that took place back in October. He still has to do monthly blood tests and undergoe therapy on his neck. This unique situation still has doctor's stumped.
xPirate's thoughts: Wow, I find this absolutely fascinating! Apart from when I wanted to compare this child's brain to a bucket of KFC, I'm just so shocked that this kid's brain was actually growing body parts! The twins thing sounds like a reasonable conclusion, but that's so weird that it would happen in the brain. Since the child has mostly recovered, I am left wondering if he suffered any brain damage from either the condition or the operation.
Makes me wonder if I have any spare parts floating around my body. Doubt it.
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