A PLUMBER reeled in agony as his stomach ruptured â€” and the embryonic remains of his TWIN spilled out.
The lumpy mass forced its way out after lying inside Gavin Hyattâ€™s abdomen since he was born 30 years ago.
In a scene echoing the horror movie Alien, Gavin staggered into his GPâ€™s surgery bleeding from his belly button.
His stunned GP Dr Joe Santos said: â€œIt was like something from Alien. I didnâ€™t believe Gavin when he said something was coming out of his belly button until I saw him.â€
Medics said the growth was a parasitic twin â€” Gavinâ€™s identical brother who died in the womb early in their mumâ€™s pregnancy.
The 4cm foetus then became embedded in Gavinâ€™s tissue and stayed in his stomach for the next 30 years.
There are just a handful of cases worldwide â€” with the majority reported in Asia.
Former firefighter Gavin, of Witney, Oxfordshire, said: â€œFour hospital doctors had previously examined me and were all puzzled by the lump.
â€œSome thought it was a cyst, others an in-grown hair.
â€œThen one said it could be my undeveloped identical twin that I absorbed at a very early stage. I feel absolutely fine now but it has not sunk in yet that I could have had a twin brother. I have him in a jar at home and I call him little Gav. I havenâ€™t told many people. I feel like a bit of a freak.â€
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