Fetus in fetu - the included twin/entrapped twin: a case report

  • Sanjay M. Khaladkar Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Venkata Sai Mani Deepak Koganti Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Vikas Leelavati Balasaheb Jadhav Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6399-2145
  • Rachit Khandelwal Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6773-2431
  • Purnachandra Lamghare Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9451-4701
Keywords: fetus in fetu, Teratoma, embryogenesis, computed tomography, retroperitoneum

Abstract

Fetus in fetu is a rare congenital anomaly with fewer than 200 cases reported worldwide. It is a part of spectrum of anomalous embryogenesis. We report a case of an 18-month old boy with abdominal distension. Ultrasonography, X-ray, and computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a retroperitoneal mass suggestive of fetus in fetu. with evidence of organogenesis and a vertebral column, which differentiates it from an organized teratoma. The mass was resected in toto.

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Published
2023-11-13
How to Cite
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Khaladkar S, Koganti VSMD, Jadhav VLB, Khandelwal R, Lamghare P. Fetus in fetu - the included twin/entrapped twin: a case report. PI [Internet]. 13Nov.2023 [cited 21Apr.2024];63(5):418-4. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2822
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Case Report
Received 2021-10-25
Accepted 2023-11-13
Published 2023-11-13