A male baby was born in Chile, in the southern city of Temuco, with his tiny twin trapped inside his stomach. The very rare condition is referred to as "fetus in fetu." A scan on the mother had discovered the 4-inch-long fetus inside the boy's body.
The fetus had no chance of survival, since it had not fully developed and had no head. After the baby boy was born, doctors operated to remove the tiny twin from the baby's stomach.
"It's very rare. It occurs in only one in every 500,000 live births," said Maria Angelica Belmar, head of the hospital's neonatal wing. Fewer than 90 cases have been reported in the world.