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J Pediatr Surg. 2008 May;43(5):943-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.01.061.

Fetus-in-fetu: report of a case and a review of the literature.

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.

Abstract

A 2-week-old girl was found to have an asymptomatic abdominal mass on routine examination. Surgical removal revealed the mass to have 4 limb buds situated relative to a palpable vertebral column. Karyotyping revealed the mass to be 46 XX. The mass was therefore diagnosed as a case of fetus-in-fetu. The literature on this rare entity is reviewed, and the diagnosis and pathogenesis of the disease are discussed.

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10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.01.061
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