Doctors find teenager's 'twin' inside her belly

Staff writer

A teenager in India was stunned to discover that the lump in her stomach was actually her own twin - complete with spine, ribs and hair.

The 17-year-old told doctors that she'd had the lump for five years and over time it had becoming increasingly painful and larger.

When Medics carried out scans they could see a well-defined mass measuring 10 x 9 x 6in, according to an article published in BMJ Case Reports.

It revealed soft tissue and fat density as well as what appeared to be numerous bones resembling a spine and ribs.