In a very shocking report by Mirror Uk , an embryonic twin
has been found 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, 26.
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
“I just didn’t imagine any of this.”
Yamini Karanam found out her ‘tumour’ was actually her
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 never
Yamini, from Indiana, joked that the teratoma was was her
“evil twin sister who’s been torturing me for the past 26
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.