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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Just read a disturbing story of a seven year old boy in Kazakhstan who, unbeknownst to everyone, had been carrying his unborn twin brother in his abdomen throught the entirety of his life-- and the foetus was ALIVE.

    DOCTORS have removed a 4lb baby boy from the stomach of his seven-year-old twin brother.

    Alamjan Nematilaev was born with the freak foetus growing inside him.

    For seven years it lived like a parasite until a school doctor became alarmed about Alamjan's bulging tummy and took him to hospital.

    Surgeons who gave him a scan operated immediately, unaware that the baby was attached to the boy's blood vessels and still alive.

    They saved Alamjan from certain death, but knew the 8in foetus was doomed.

    Maksud ai-Magaibetov, who removed the baby, said: "Thank God the school doctor insisted on taking him to hospital. If this had gone on, we would not have been able to rescue him."

    And in a blast at Alamjan's parents, he added: "To my mind it was impossible not to notice the size of his belly.

    "I mean, the boy really looked like a woman in her sixth month of pregnancy."

    The bizarre story of Alamjan reads like the plot from a horror novel.

    His tummy grew and grew, but his plight went undiscovered for years because his parents thought he had rickets, a common childhood disease in his native Kazakhstan.

    Then, after a gym lessson, his school doctor took him for a medical examination.

    Consultants were baffled by the mystery lump - until they took a scan.

    His mother Gulnara, 30, said she almost fainted when doctors broke the news.

    She added: "I was stunned. It's just not what you expect to hear. We knew he was a bit overweight, but pregnant?

    "However, I could tell from the solemn expressions of the doctors that they weren't joking."

    GULNARA admitted that she told Alamjan off for making up stories when he complained of something moving inside him.

    "I hadn't listened properly and told him to be quiet," she sobbed.

    Alamjan's medical condition is not new, but doctors claim his case is unique because the others have been detected far earlier.

    Dr ai-Magaibetov said: "We couldn't believe our eyes when we scanned him.

    "We could see the clear shape of a baby inside him. And it wasn't a small baby. We have never heard of a case like it."

    Dr Valentina Vostrikova, who led the medical team, said: "It was remarkable - for almost seven years it lived like a parasite inside the boy's body.

    "The embryo was recognisably male and lay in such a way that he sustained himself from his brother.

    "Technically, the baby was alive, yet was not sustainable when separated from his brother."

    Alamjan's gran Mantsura said: "The doctors showed us the poor little twin. He was a big boy, with a head, a body, hair, nails and a penis. We just can't believe he was growing inside our boy."

    Gulnara plans to keep the tragedy a secret from Alamjan.

    She explained: "I don't want to frighten him, because he won't understand it.

    "He doesn't know how babies come into the world, and I don't think we'll ever tell him about this case because we don't want to shock him."

    Alamjan has been told not to show the scar on his stomach to anybody.

    He knows only that he had a lump inside him which has now been removed.

    "I had a football inside me," he said, cupping his hands to show the size of it. "But my mum has told me to stop talking about it."

    AUTHORITIES have tried to hush up the case, fearing it will disgrace their crumbling health system rather than create scientific interest.

    But a full postmortem will be carried out to study the phenomenon.

    Dr ai-Magaibetov said: "It will give us the answer as to what exactly happened and why.

    "One cause of the abnormality could be radioactive pollution in Kazakhstan dating from Soviet times, causing the unnatural development."

    (I don't know if this is true, i pulled it off of a different MB.)
  2. There was a similar story on Ripleys Believe it or Not (the t.v. show) a while back. The guy was older I thought, but I don't remember for sure. He had been carrying an undeveloped fetus inside of him. Freaky!!:eek:

  3. I'm expecting to see Arnie reply to this thread. "Daaat is narrthing, Noo it is nawt a toomma" :p


  4. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Yeah I saw that also.. it was a 16 or 17 year old boy i believe.. and the body they removed from him was large and very very deformed. But you could still recognize it as a living thing... very strange...
  5. haha...yeah.

    "Stahp Eet! Yo' Giving Me a Hedache!"

    Student: Maybe it's a Tumor...

    "It's Naht A Tumaaaar!"

  6. [​IMG]


  7. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Actually, it is not as wierd as it seems. Many single births start as multiple fetuses(feti?) and the less viable embryo(s) are absorbed by the stronger one.

    Most of the time this happens really early in the pregnancy. The 'future babies' are just blobs of undifferentiated tissue. The catch is that sometimes years later the 'extra' stuff starts growing again and differentiates into hair, and teeth, and assorted organs and ickyness. This happens fairly often.

    I am a fountain of useless information.
  8. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    dah... beat me to it.
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
  10. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Anyone see that South Park episode with the school nurse...?
  11. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  12. hey FuquaHead :p


  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    This reminds me of Stephen King's Stark.
  14. Reckon they made a porno out of that? Stark Naked.. i'm sure its been done...


  15. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You horny bugger. :D
  16. NEVER!!!!! :p

    ok ok you got me


  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Anyone see the Guiness World Record show a few years back about the woman with the world's largest tumor? It weighed something around 200lbs, and it was so developed that it started to grow bits of hair and teeth. Gross.
  18. Hahahaha, I read that Onion article, The Onion is so awesome.

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