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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-98

Fetus -in -fetu in a 6-month-old

1 Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.44187

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Fetus-in-fetu is a malformed parasitic monozygotic diamniotic twin found inside the body of the living child or adult. We report a case of lumbar mass having superficial rudimentary phallus, labioscrotal fold, testes, pedunculated thumb-like digit and rudimentary pelvis in addition to bowel loops in a 6-month-old Nigerian girl. The mass was excised and the baby did well. We propose based on these that dizygotic parasitic foetiform twin could exist.

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