Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A pediatric neurosurgeon says a
tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado infant contained a
tiny foot and other partially formed body parts.
Dr. Paul Grabb says he operated on Sam Esquibel at a Colorado
Springs hospital after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on his
brain. Sam was 3 days old and otherwise healthy.
Grabb said that while removing the growth, he discovered it
contained a nearly perfect foot and the formation of another foot,
a hand and a thigh.
He says it looked like "the breach delivery of a baby, coming
out of the brain." He says it's "borderline unheard of."
The surgeon isn't sure what caused the growth. He says it could
have been a type of congenital brain tumor or a case of a fetal
twin beginning to form within another. But he says those cases very
rarely occur in the brain.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by mona Location: clay county on Jan 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    I really like the story of the infant with the foot in his brain. Because it shows that this baby is a special person. I really understand what the parents are going thru because when my daughter was born she was 14 inches long and weight in 3 pds and 5 ozs. When she was 9 months old she also had to have surgery on her little head. My prayers go out to each and every one of these families who have had kids that has went thur something like this.
  • by Stuart on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    How BIZARRE!


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