Friday, May 16, 2008

This is Just Plain Creepy

I read this online yesterday. Then re-read it. Then re-read it again. It was incredulous to me. It reminded me of tales from another world...spooky stories told at Halloween. In fact, I wanted to post this yesterday, but I still hadn't come to grips with it. Not to say that I have come to grips with it any better today.
So here it is...

"Girl with stomach pains carrying embryonic twin.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 9-year-old girl taken to a hospital with stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors in central Greece said Thursday.

Doctors examined the girl and surgically removed a 2-inch-long growth they later discovered was an embryo.

“They could see on the right side that her belly was swollen, but they didn’t suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo,” said Iakovos Brouskelis, director of Larissa General Hospital.

The girl has made a full recovery, he said.

The embryo was a formed fetus with a head, hair and eyes but no brain or umbilical cord, said Dr. Andreas Markou, head of the pediatric department.

He said cases in which one twin absorbs the other in the womb occurs in one in every 500,000 live births."

....from CNN News


Anonymous said...

Stephen King has a book that starts out kind of like that-except the absorbed twin manifested itself as a brain tumor. I thought it was fiction until I read your post!


Anonymous said...

Heebie jeebies now, thanks!

latt├ęgirl said...

I've heard of such cases before...