A 9 year old girl who went to hospital in central Greece suffering from stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors said Thursday.
The girl was examined by the Doctors at Larissa General Hospital and removed surgically a growth which they later discovered was an embryo more than two inches long.
“The doctors could see on the right side that her stomach was swollen, but they could not suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo,” hospital director lakovos Brouskelis said. He old that the girl has made a full recovery.
Head of the hospital’s pediatric department, Andreas Markau, said the embryo was a formed fetus with a head, hair and eyes, but no brain or umbilical cord. He also said that the cases where one of a set of twins absorbs the other in the womb occurs in one of 500,000 live births.