Fetus in fetu is a rare condition in which a fetiform calcified mass often is present in the abdomen of its host, a newborn or an infant. We report on a case of a 19-month-old girl whose plain abdominal radiograph, ultrasonography, and computed tomography scan revealed a mass in which the contents favor a fetus in fetu rather than a teratoma. The noncalcified vertebral column invisible on the radiographs was identified by the pathologist; therefore, the nonvisualization of the vertebral axis on radiography or on computed tomography scan does not exclude the diagnosis of fetus in fetu.
Fetus In Fetu: A Case Report and Literature Review
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Christine Caroline Hoeffel, Khoang Quy Nguyen, Hai Thanh Phan, Nghia Hieu Truong, Trung Sao Nguyen, Trai Thanh Tran, Paul Fornes; Fetus In Fetu: A Case Report and Literature Review. Pediatrics June 2000; 105 (6): 1335–1344. 10.1542/peds.105.6.1335
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