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Pediatr Radiol. 1994;24(8):602-3.

Double fetus in fetu: diagnostic imaging.

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Padua, Italy.

Abstract

Fetus in fetu is a rare pathological condition, presenting as a congenital tumor. It consists of a malformed parasitic twin that is found within the body of its sibling. Less than 70 cases have been reported and in most of them a definite diagnosis was only made during surgery. We present a case with two fetuses in the retroperitoneum and describe the criteria to be kept in mind for a correct preoperative diagnosis using the current imaging modalities.

PMID:
7724290
DOI:
10.1007/bf02012747
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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