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J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Mar;33(3):522-4.

Intraabdominal leg: unique variant of split notochord syndrome.

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Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington 40536-0084, USA.

Abstract

An infant was born with a spectrum of anomalies representing a unique variant of the split notochord syndrome. The major anomalies included giant omphalocele and duplicated lower spine, between which developed a posterior lumbosacral mass that was contiguous with an intraabdominal, skin-covered "leg" within a saccular cecum. Features of this case overlap aspects of fetiform teratoma, fetus-in-fetu, conjoined twins, and caudal duplication, suggesting an etiologic relation between these entities and split notochord syndrome.

PMID:
9537573
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90104-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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