African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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

Fetus-in-fetu


Babajide O Balogun1, Michael A Bankole2, Rachael A Akinola1, Tope E Akintomide1, Bamidele Olayiwola2, Faosat O Jinadu1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Balogun BO, Bankole MA, Akinola RA, Akintomide TE, Olayiwola B, Jinadu FO. Fetus-in-fetu.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2008;5:93-95


How to cite this URL:
Balogun BO, Bankole MA, Akinola RA, Akintomide TE, Olayiwola B, Jinadu FO. Fetus-in-fetu. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];5:93-95
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