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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2010 Jan-Mar;53(1):128-9. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.59203.

Fetus-in-fetu presenting as acute intestinal obstruction.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Pt BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 124 001, India.

Abstract

Fetus-in-fetu is a rare condition in which a fetiform calcified mass is often present in the abdomen of its host; a newborn or infant. We present the case of a three-month-old male baby with acute intestinal obstruction and abdominal mass. X-ray abdomen and ultrasonogram revealed a cystic mass with calcification. On laparotomy, a well encapsulated retroperitoneal mass causing high intestinal obstruction was identified. Total excision of the mass was done. Diagnosis of fetus-in-fetu was confirmed on histopathology. Postoperative recovery was uneventful.

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