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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-95

Fetus-in-fetu


1 Department of Radiology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Ikeja
2 Department of Pediatrics, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Ikeja

Correspondence Address:
Babajide O Balogun
Department of Radiology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, P.O. Box 17438, Ikeja

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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.44186

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Introduction: Fetus-in-fetu (FIF) is a pathological condition in which the malformed foetus is found in the body of its twin. We report this rare case of a 3-month-old female baby whose diagnostic work-up suggested a mesenteric cyst but the mass at surgery was a FIF. Discussion: Although current imaging modalities like computerized Tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a higher Sensitivity for accurate delineation of tissues, cheaper imaging alternatives like plain abdomen and ultrasonography still have a place in the preoperative work-up of FIF.


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