Narendra Kumar

Narendra Kumar

Indian teenager whose body was parasitized by an underdeveloped twin
Country: India

Teenager in India with Parasitic Twin
In the body of a teenager from India, doctors discovered a parasitic twin... complete with hair and teeth. Narendra Kumar, an 18-year-old Indian teenager who suffered from excruciating abdominal pain, was horrified when he was told that the cause of his discomfort was a underdeveloped fetus of his twin. Doctors were surprised to find a mass of bones, hair, and teeth weighing 2.5 kg inside Narendra's abdomen. The parasitic mass was "feeding off" Kumar, and eventually formed a whole umbilical-like structure connected to his bloodstream. In the end, Narendra was diagnosed with "fetus in fetu." Currently, there have been only about 200 recorded cases worldwide. The condition occurs when one fetus penetrates another early in the pregnancy through the umbilical cord. The twin that is inside becomes a parasite, surviving by consuming the resources of its relative. According to doctors from the Svarupa Narayana Hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the parasite had been living inside the teenager since birth. Dr. Rajiv Singh, who agreed to provide more information about his patient's condition, explained that Narendra suffered from episodes of vomiting and excessive thinness, but his family had no idea what was causing all of this. The turning point came when surgeons discovered the true sinister cause of Kumar's illness.

Narendra Kumar

Discovery and Removal of the Parasitic Twin
Dr. Singh stated, "The boy's abdomen was growing, but the reasons for Narendra's critical condition remained undisclosed for many years, as his parents were unaware of his health condition, and doctors were unable to diagnose it in the early stages." "Essentially, the fetus remained alive and grew by metabolic activity within Kumar's body." The father of the victim, farmer Prem Chandra, said he felt immense relief when his son started feeling better. "This evil has plagued him for many years," Chandra stated. "Now that the parasite has been removed, I can breathe a sigh of relief. Today, my son can return to school and lead a healthy life." Dr. Rajiv Singh became the first to perform the necessary medical examinations, including ultrasound and computer tomography, before an accurate diagnosis was made. Surgeons then removed the parasitic fetus through surgery. The extracted mass was 20 cm long, with a whole "mainline" of hair measuring two meters. Singh said, "During the three-hour operation, we removed the mass, the underdeveloped baby with hair, teeth, a poorly formed head, a bone structure of the chest and spine, and a large amount of yellowish amniotic fluid, similar to that inside the fetal membranes." "Currently, there have been two or three similar cases recorded in India," Singh added. In October 2015, a fetus in fetu was found in the eastern Indian state of Bengal. The lifeless fetus was inside the abdominal cavity of a four-year-old boy from West Midnapore. Being an extremely rare condition, "fetus in fetu" occurs in approximately one in five million newborns. The underdeveloped fetus penetrates the body of its twin. The parasite is found in the abdominal cavity in 80% of cases, although there are reports of it inhabiting the skull. There have been about 200 recorded cases worldwide. The World Health Organization classifies "fetus in fetu" as a variant of mature teratoma, a form of cancer characterized by a well-developed tumor.

Narendra Kumar

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