Wereblog has been posting bizarre medical stories already, like an 11lb tumor removed from a woman’s uterus and a 2kg hairball found inside a malnourished girl’s stomach. But it seems there are a lot of odd things that can be found inside someone’s body and one woman can attest to that, as she experienced something unusual – her worst nightmare!
26-year-old Yamini Karanam, a PhD student at Indiana University was having trouble reading and struggling with conversations.
“If a couple of people were talking in the room, I wouldn’t understand what was happening. I just didn’t imagine any of this,” Yamini told NBC Los Angeles.
Felling something was not right she sought medical help in September.
At first, doctors were unsure what was wrong with Yamani and thought she has a brain tumor, so they performed keyhole surgery in her brain. But, they were all left shocked with what they discovered after.
Inside Yamini’s brain was her “evil twin sister” that never developed – a tumor called teratoma.
This rare tumor resembles a fetus with organ components like teeth, bones, hair, in some cases, teratoma have eyes, hands, feet, limbs, or torso.
The young woman lightheartedly said that her evil twin sister has been torturing her for the past 26 years.
Meanwhile, Dr. Hrayr Shahinian of the Skullbase Institute in Los Angeles admitted that it was only his second time he had come across such case out of the 8,000 brain tumors he had removed.
After their amazing discovery the teratoma was removed from Yamani’s head and is expected to make a full recovery in just three weeks.
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