A woman who thought a brain tumor was behind her concentration problems got the shock of her life when the Los Angeles surgeon performing the operation discovered an unborn twin instead!
Indiana University PhD student Yamini Karanam, 26, went to several doctors to get checked out, telling NBC: “Problems with reading comprehension, listening comprehension. If a couple people were talking in a room, I wouldn’t understand what was happening.”
She found Dr. Hrayr Shahinian at the Skullbase Institute in Los Angeles who has developed a minimally-invasive way of reaching deep into a person's brain to extract tumours. Known as 'keyhole' surgery, the doctor uses an endoscope to enter a tiny incision in the brain to very carefully and precisely get rid of the tumor.
After the procedure, Karanam woke up to learn that what Dr Shahinian thought was a tumor turned out to be her 'evil twin sister who's been torturing me for the past 26 years'. Even more shocking: the embryotic twin was complete with bone, hair and teeth!
Doctors say the growth, known as a brain teratoma, is very rare.
Karanam is expected to make a full recovery in three weeks but she tells the Washington Post that she now has a strange connection to her twin.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.