26 year old Yamini Karanam, was having brain surgery for a suspected tumour when she discovered her “evil twin sister”
from Mirror Uk
An embryonic twin has been find inside a woman’s brain while she was having surgery for a suspected tumour. Doctors discovered the twin, known medically as a ‘teratoma’, complete with bone, hair and teeth, inside the brain of Yamini Karanam.
Yamini sought medical help last September when she
began to struggle with conversations and reading. If
a couple of people were talking in the room, I wouldn’t understand what was happening,” Yamini
told NBC Los Angeles. “I just didn’t imagine any
of this” Doctors were initially unsure what was wrong with the PhD student and performed keyhole surgery in her brain.
That was when surgeons made the amazing discovery
and removed the teratoma – Yamimi’s twin that
Yamini, from Indiana, joked that the teratoma was
was her “evil twin sister who’s been torturing me
for the past 26 years”.
Dr Hrayr Shahinian, at the Skullbase Institute in
Los Angeles, said it was only the second teratoma
he had come across out of up to 8,000 brain
tumours he has removed.