Fetus in fetu: two case reports and review of literature

@article{Arlikar2009FetusIF,
  title={Fetus in fetu: two case reports and review of literature},
  author={Jamir D. Arlikar and S. Mane and N. Dhende and Yogendra Sanghavi and A. Valand and Pradip R. Butale},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={289-292}
}
Fetus in fetu is a rare disorder. Its embryopathogensis and differentiation from teratoma has not been well established. It is a parasitic twin of a diamniotic monozygotic twin. Here we report, two cases of fetus in fetu with review of literature. In case report 1, a 2-year-old boy was referred for asymptomatic lump in abdomen since birth. X-ray showed the mass in the abdomen with some calcification and fluid inside. CT scan reported a heterogenous mass in the retroperitoneum with bony… Expand
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