African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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

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


LO Abdur-Rahman1, AY Abdul-Kadir2, AG Rahman1 
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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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.


How to cite this article:
Abdur-Rahman L O, Abdul-Kadir A Y, Rahman A G. Fetus -in -fetu in a 6-month-old.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2008;5:96-98


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Abdur-Rahman L O, Abdul-Kadir A Y, Rahman A G. Fetus -in -fetu in a 6-month-old. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Dec 3 ];5:96-98
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