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Amazing/Gross - Baby Has Foot Growing in it's Brain
nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com ^ | 07 28 09 | Nick

Posted on 07/28/2009 11:35:43 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative

The parents of Sam Esquibel know him only as a miracle baby.

The Colorado Springs infant survived surgery to remove what was believed to be a tumor when he was just 3 days old.

"The doctors said to us, 'This one is for the books,' " mom Tiffnie Esquibel said.

Inside the microscopic tumor was what looked like the formations of two feet, a hand and thigh.

"To find a perfectly formed structure (like this) is extremely unique, unusual, borderline unheard of," said Dr. Paul Grabb, the veteran pediatric neurosurgeon who performed the operation on Sam at Colorado Springs' Memorial Hospital for Children.

Whoa, that is crazy, neat and super disgusting all at the same time.

Read more here.

(Excerpt) Read more at nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apostropheabuse; baby; brain; foot

1 posted on 07/28/2009 11:35:44 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

was this supposed to be his twin?


2 posted on 07/28/2009 11:42:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

dude you could have warned those of us eating lunch of the graphic nature of the pic good lord man


3 posted on 07/28/2009 11:45:46 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: GeronL

I don’t know. The article wasn’t super clear. All it says it that it could give new understanding to stem cells.


4 posted on 07/28/2009 11:46:14 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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To: al baby

My bad, sorry.


5 posted on 07/28/2009 11:47:38 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Its my understanding that embryonic stem cells can be unpredictable. Thats why they use adult stem cells and stem cells from the patient to actually treat certain problems.


6 posted on 07/28/2009 11:48:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
I believe the medical term is fetus in fetu.
7 posted on 07/28/2009 11:49:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Amazing picture though


8 posted on 07/28/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I knew about this when I worked as a Medical Records Secretary 50 years ago! I’ve forgotten the terminology, but it has been a known phenomenom for years. It was thought to result from the mother having an incomplete miscarriage and a subsequent pregnancy without having a D & C afterwards. As a matter of fact, it was referenced in the movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” when the aunt proclaimed it about herself to the parents of the groom.


9 posted on 07/28/2009 11:53:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GeronL

It’s called a parasitic twin, basically an identical twin never fully formed. Andy Garcia was also a parasitic twin.


10 posted on 07/28/2009 11:57:31 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

Correction, Andy Garcia had a parasitic twin attached to him when he was born.


11 posted on 07/28/2009 11:59:27 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

lol.

Andy Garcia was the parasitic twin?


12 posted on 07/28/2009 12:00:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: GeronL

LOL I corrected it, he was born with a parasitic twin attached to him, Andy Garcia had an identical twin that never fully formed, so the twin was attached to I think Andy’s shoulder and the baby was surgically removed.


13 posted on 07/28/2009 12:02:07 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

I needed a good laugh today and your comment and the ones that followed did it for me. Thanks.


14 posted on 07/28/2009 12:03:39 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

No problem LOL.


15 posted on 07/28/2009 12:05:03 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Could also be what’s called a “teratoma”....since no
one yet really knows how or why development occurs, there
is always a possibility for something like this to show up...I took embryology in college, and some of the
pics were way worse than that one...
It is truly amazing how babies of all species develop and
how just a simple adjustment of chemicals, lytes, or who
knows in utero would cause something like this to happen....
Frankly, the fact that babies even develop “normally” is somewhat of a miracle...(but it occurs too often for people to think that way)


16 posted on 07/28/2009 12:08:14 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: al baby
dude you could have warned those of us eating lunch of the graphic nature of the pic good lord man

LOL, I know. I was eating lasagna at the time. :-O

17 posted on 07/28/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT by mancini
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To: neverdem

Interesting story.....


18 posted on 07/28/2009 12:25:04 PM PDT by BossLady (Obama = "Narcissus and the Pool of Corruption")
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To: Notoriously Conservative

“Yes, inside the lump was my twin.” - My Big Fat Greek Wedding


19 posted on 07/28/2009 12:25:24 PM PDT by esquirette (If we do not know our own worldview, we will accept theirs.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Hope the kid ends up ok. This sort of thing isn’t terribly uncommon.


20 posted on 07/28/2009 12:26:49 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio
Hope the kid ends up ok.

Well...Obama has a foot growing in his mouth and he ended up OK.

21 posted on 07/28/2009 12:50:53 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Where was God on this one?


22 posted on 07/28/2009 2:26:08 PM PDT by RandReagan
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To: RandReagan
Where was God on this one?

Those who love Him, see His radiance everywhere!

Those who hate Him, see only angry opportunities to insult Him.

And those who deny His existence see a flat, colorless world barely worth living!

23 posted on 07/28/2009 3:59:55 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Dwight Schrute was not available for comment.


24 posted on 07/28/2009 8:20:08 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Well...Obama has a foot growing in his mouth and he ended up OK.

That point is debatable.....

25 posted on 07/28/2009 8:31:05 PM PDT by reformed_dem (And DON'T call me Shirley)
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