Baby born with 'foot in brain'

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    Nibb said:

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    Baby born with 'foot in brain'


    Sam Esquibel is recovering from surgery

    US surgeons operating on a brain tumour in a baby boy found a tiny foot inside his head.
    Doctors operated on three-day old Sam Esquibel after finding what looked like a microscopic tumour on an MRI scan.
    But while removing the growth, they also found a nearly perfect foot and the partial formation of another foot, a hand and a thigh.
    The growth may have been a case of "foetus in foetu" in which a twin begins to form within its sibling.
    However, the team at Memorial Hospital for Children in Colorado Springs said such cases very rarely occur in the brain.

    You'd never know if he didn't have a scar there


    Tiffnie Esquibel

    It may also have been a type of congenital brain tumour.
    But such growths are usually are less complex than a foot or hand, the doctors added.
    Unique
    Dr Paul Grabb, a paediatric neurosurgeon, said Sam was otherwise healthy when he underwent the procedure in October.
    "It looked like the breech delivery of a baby, coming out of the brain," he said.
    "To find a perfectly formed structure (like this) is extremely unique, unusual, borderline unheard of."
    Sam's parents, Tiffnie and Manuel Esquibel, say their son is at home now but faces monthly blood tests to check for signs of cancer or regrowth, along with physical therapy to improve the use of his neck.
    But they say he has mostly recovered from the operation.
    "You'd never know if he didn't have a scar there," his mother said.
    Trevor Lawson, of the charity Brain Tumour UK, said: "Even with modern imaging techniques, surgeons can't be entirely sure of what they'll find when they go into the skull.
    "Even so, this is an exceptionally rare event.
    "It's good to know that baby Sam is recovering well. Brain tumours now kill more children than any other solid cancer and it's essential that more research is undertaken to identify what causes them.
    "Where appropriate consent is gained, rare events like these can sometimes provide invaluable genetic material that gives an insight into the origins of these traumatic tumours."

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    That is crazy. I hope they have preserved it in formaldehyde or some such so he can wear it round his neck as a pendant when he is older.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    That is crazy. I hope they have preserved it in formaldehyde or some such so he can wear it round his neck as a pendant when he is older.
    lol ... sick as f**k
     
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    Mickey said:

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    I dont see a foot a see a hand, you sure you got it right from that picture
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    Foot-ball?
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