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The story about the baby born with a brain tumor containing a tiny foot inside has gone international, but the family has stopped talking to the press because 20/20 will have the exclusive in January, according to 7News (warning: yucky video and pictures ahead.)
Dr. Paul Grabb operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a nearly perfect foot and a partial foot, hand, and thigh, according to The Associated Press (via The New York Daily News).
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Grabb called the growth “borderline unheard of” and doesn’t know what caused it. One theory is that it was a highly unusual case of “fetus in fetu,” in which a fetal twin begins to form within the other. Another is that the growth could be a congenital brain tumor composed of foreign tissue, according to 7News.