A parasite fetus is a rare congenital abnormality where a malformed fetus develops on the body of its twin. It took doctors more than 3 hours to remove from the boy (above) Photo: SCMP composite
A parasite fetus is a rare congenital abnormality where a malformed fetus develops on the body of its twin. It took doctors more than 3 hours to remove from the boy (above) Photo: SCMP composite

Born with 4 arms, 4 legs: Chinese baby has surgery to remove headless parasitic fetus attached to chest, now recovering

  • A parasite fetus is a rare congenital anomaly where a malformed parasitic fetus develops on the body of its twin in the womb
  • The boy was born weighing 2.9kg and was taken straight to intensive care when the abnormality was discovered after his birth

A parasite fetus is a rare congenital abnormality where a malformed fetus develops on the body of its twin. It took doctors more than 3 hours to remove from the boy (above) Photo: SCMP composite
A parasite fetus is a rare congenital abnormality where a malformed fetus develops on the body of its twin. It took doctors more than 3 hours to remove from the boy (above) Photo: SCMP composite
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