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J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan;13(1):30-2. doi: 10.4103/0971-9261.42572.

Fetus in fetu: A report of two cases.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Fetus in fetu is a rare condition that has been defined as the presence of one of the twins in the body of the other. It is most frequently located in retroperitoneal area; however, it has been reported in other locations as well. This report presents two cases of "fetus in fetu" cases: one located in the retroperitoneal area and the other in the sacrococcygeal area.

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Fetus in fetu; newborn; teratoma

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