Epignathus: always a simple teratoma? Report of an exceptional case with two additional fetiforme bodies.

@article{Sarioglu2003EpignathusAA,
  title={Epignathus: always a simple teratoma? Report of an exceptional case with two additional fetiforme bodies.},
  author={Nanette M E Sarioglu and R D Wegner and A Gasiorek-Wiens and Michael Entezami and J Schmock and Andreas Hagen and Richard J Becker},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={397-403}
}
We report on a case of a fetal epignathus combined with two fetus-like structures resembling acardius acranius. The anomaly was detected at 23 weeks of gestation and led to termination of pregnancy at 24 weeks. This is the first description of epignathus with parasitic fetuses detected prenatally. It shows that the boundary between fetal teratoma and multiple pregnancy in special cases may be difficult to define.