Woman with two brains discovered

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 - 2:39 pm PDT

A 29-year-old Poughkeepsie, NY, woman named Deborah Zingler went to her doctor on Friday after weeks of experiencing sudden weight gain, vomiting, and a large tumor-like growth in her stomach area.  Experts technicians used a rare medical device called a sonograph, to “see” inside Zingler’s abnomal growth using sound waves.  But nothing they’d seen before could prepare them for their amazing discovery.  Inside Zingler’s midsection, doctors found she was growing a second human brain.  It is unclear whether Zingler will eventually be able to think with this second brain, or whether the second brain will have a wholly  separate and distinct personality.  For the safety of the patient, doctors plan to study the development of the brain and its surrounding tissue for a few more months before removing it through an incision in the lower abdomen, or by forcing Zingler to push it out her vagina.