Tumor in Colorado Newborn’s Brain Contained Foot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts.

Dr. Paul Grabb says he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on The newborn’s brain. Sam was 3 days old. Grabb says 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 called the discovery “borderline unheard of.” Grabb isn’t sure what caused the growth but says it may have been a type of congenital brain tumor or a case of “fetus in fetu,” in which a fetal twin begins to form within another.

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Sam’s parents, Tiffnie and Manuel Esquibel, say their son is at Home and has mostly recovered from the Oct. 3 surgery.

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