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Baby girl gives “birth” to twins

A baby girl with a rare, mysterious medical condition was found to be ‘pregnant’ with twins when born.

The girl, born to Chinese mainland parents in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong, had to undergo surgery at just three weeks old to remove them.

The foetuses, 8 to 10 weeks gestated, had legs, arms, a spine, rib cage and intestines.

Both were also covered in skin one weighed 14.2 grammes and the other 9.3 grammes – and each had an umbilical cord.

The surgery was successful and the girl was discharged from hospital eight days later.

The condition, known as foetus in fetu occurs in just one in 500,000 births in the world and less than 200 cases have ever been reported.

Doctors are yet to fully understand what causes the condition.

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The two foetuses in the stomach (Picture: Hong Kong Medical Journal)

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