It was a baby, not a tumour! | The Daily Star
03:34 AM, October 26, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:35 AM, October 26, 2017

It was a baby, not a tumour!

Khadija Begum was seven months pregnant when her ultrasonograph indicated she had twins.

But on September 18, Sheikh Hosne Ara, who conducted the C-section delivery at Gouripur Life Hospital and Digital Diagnostics in Daudkandi, said the woman had a baby girl and there was a tumour inside her, Khadija's cousin Faisal Ahmed told The Daily Star.

Hosne Ara delivered the baby girl and left what she thought was a tumour inside Khadija's womb.

But the woman of Comilla started having different complications in the following weeks and had another ultrasonography done.

The test found that she indeed had twins and one of the babies was still in her womb.

She was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday. Physicians conducted a surgery and delivered a stillborn yesterday.

Salma Rouf, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at DMCH, told The Daily Star that Khadija had experienced a very rare phenomenon where one of the twins develops within the uterus and another outside of it.

This led Gouripur physician Hosne Ara to assume that the baby outside of the uterus was a tumour.

"When I opened her uterus, I found one baby but the Ultrasono suggested a twin. I noticed something suspicious outside the uterus. The situation was complicated, so I suggested that the woman be referred to the DMCH immediately.

But she was not taken to DMCH. I even called them and asked them to go to DMCH," Hosne Ara told The Daily Star.

A mobile court closed and locked down Gouripur Life Hospital and Digital diagnostic yesterday as it did not have government affiliation.

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