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J Surg Tech Case Rep. 2010 Jul;2(2):77-80. doi: 10.4103/2006-8808.73621.

Fetus-in-fetu: A Rare Congenital Anomaly.

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Department of Surgery, Aryan Hospital & Research Center, Lower Bazar, Modinagar - 201 204, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Two cases of fetus-in-fetu, on which we performed surgery in 2003 and 2006, are being reported. Both the cases presented with a lump in the abdomen. Radiology confirmed the diagnosis. The lumps were found in the retroperitoneum and successfully excised. Because of the rarity of the condition, these two cases are being reported with relevant salient features and are discussed in the light of available literature.


Abdominal lump; axial skeleton; fetus-in-fetu; retroperitoneal; teratoma

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