A baby girl born with her own twin inside her stomach has had the dead sibling successfully removed.
The newborn was born with her 1-pound, 1-ounce sibling inside her after a medical condition called “fetus in fetu” developed during mom Pooja Kumar’s pregnancy.
Despite her swollen stomach at birth, the 6-pound, 9-ounce unnamed girl was discharged from the hospital and returned home to Bhakrodh Sherwan, north India, with her parents.
But after several weeks of colds, stomach ache and stiffness the baby girl was readmitted to Sir Sundarlal Hospital.
Doctors diagnosed fetus in fetu — an abnormality which happens only in one in every 500,000 births.
Surgeons successfully removed the underdeveloped embryo from the 1-month-old girl during an hour-and-a-half operation on Monday.
Images show the surgeon removing a large object with hands, feet, stomach, chest and spinal cord in early development.
The baby girl, who is due to be named next month, is said to be healthy after surgery.