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Surgeons discover embryonic twin inside woman’s brain

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LOS ANGELES — A woman from Indiana is making light of the strange thing doctors discovered in her brain.

According to NBC Los Angeles, the woman went to L.A. to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. However, when doctors went in to extract it they discovered it wasn’t a tumor, but her embryonic twin.

The twin is called a ‘teratoma’ and doctors found hair, bone and teeth had formed.

The operation was a complicated one because the embryonic twin was deep in her brain. The doctor she finally found performed what he called a “keyhole surgery”, a minimally invasive way of reaching deep into the brain.

Yamini Karanam, 26, knew something was wrong with her mind when she started having problems with comprehension, and as a Ph.D. student at Indiana University, she sought help from many doctors.

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