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J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Jan;32(1):115-6.

Highly differentiated teratoma and fetus-in-fetu: a single pathology?

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Service de chirurgie p├ędiatrique, Hopital Robert Debre, Paris, France.

Abstract

A case of sacrococcygeal teratoma is presented with characteristics of fetus-in-fetu. This pseudo-fetus presented a rudimentary single cavity heart, which beat at a different rate to that of the affected infant. X-ray examination showed no spinal column. This case confirms that fetus in fetu can be a remarkably complex, well-differentiated, highly organized teratoma.

PMID:
9021587
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3468(97)90112-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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