Teen rid of parasitic twin


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A TEENAGER in Sungai Petani has been living with the foetus of his twin inside him for the past 15 years, making him look like he has a paunch, Sinar Harian reported.

The foetus was a parasite and had hair, hands, arms and genitalia and it was removed from the boy – identified only as Shahril – at a hospital recently. When he was young, the teen’s abdomen strangely started getting paunchy and he went for a medical examination which found the foetus.

But since there was no pain and there appeared to be no danger, the question of surgery to remove it never came up.

A source close to Shahril said the condition never affected the boy, “and he could even play football”.

Shahril would eat a lot, though, and always joked that he has to eat more to feed the “baby” inside of him, said the source.

But about a month ago, the teen started getting sharp pains in his abdomen, he also started vomiting any food that he ate.

The family brought him to the hospital and the surgical procedure was conducted.

This phenomenon is known as “fetus in fetu” and it is believed that Shahril’s is the first case reported in the country.

> A 38-year-old man caused a ruckus at a mobile phone shop in a mall in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, claiming he was sold faulty devices.

Harian Metro reported that the man was shouting at the shop owner and demanding an explanation.

The man, who was with his brother, wife and a friend, had reportedly bought two smartphones for RM3,500 from the shop in Kuala Lumpur in September last year.

“I had to send both phones for fixing at the shop not long after the purchase. How can phones not even a year old have a system problem and cannot function?” said the man, according to the daily.

He also complained that he had to wait for three months for the repairs to be done and had to keep going to the shop to check on the progress.

“Only one of the smartphones was returned to me, the other is still at the factory,” he said.

The confrontation attracted hundreds of onlookers and only ended after the shop owner returned RM3,500 to the man.

It was learned that the man had lodged a report at the Dang Wangi police station and complained to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.

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