VIDEO: 2-year-old Antique boy seems pregnant, fetus found inside stomach

A two-year-old boy from Pandan, Antique seems pregnant as a fetus-like lump found inside his stomach, various reports say.

2-year-old Antique boy seems pregnant, fetus found inside stomach

Last Thursday, the condition of the boy was reported on national televion and has earned attention due to his very rare medical condition. The abnormality called fetus in fetu is making it hard for the boy to breathe.

Fetus in fetu (or foetus in foetu) is a developmental abnormality in which a mass of tissue resembling a fetus forms inside the body. It is estimated to occur in 1 in 500,000 live births.

According to Dr. Romelia Mendoza, a pediatrician and attending physician of the said boy who is now admitted at West Visayas State University Medical Center, the child was diagnosed with such condition in 2013.

Due to financial problem of the family and Typhoon Yolanda in November, they failed to have a follow up check up for the child.

Meanwhile, the boy is scheduled to undergo an operation today, October 20. His parents are now raising funds for it.

Mendoza has verified that the fetus inside the boy has no fetal heartbeat.

She explained that the problem might have occurred during the period of embryogenesis or during the first trimester of the mother’s pregnancy.

WATCH: Medical condition makes Antique boy seem pregnant (video courtesy of GMA News)

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