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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 128-129

Fetus-in-fetu presenting as acute intestinal obstruction


1 Department of Pathology, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana-124 001, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana-124 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Singh
881/23, DLF Colony, Rohtak, Haryana-124 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.59203

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Fetus-in-fetu is a rare condition in which a fetiform calcified mass is often present in the abdomen of its host; a newborn or infant. We present the case of a three-month-old male baby with acute intestinal obstruction and abdominal mass. X-ray abdomen and ultrasonogram revealed a cystic mass with calcification. On laparotomy, a well encapsulated retroperitoneal mass causing high intestinal obstruction was identified. Total excision of the mass was done. Diagnosis of fetus-in-fetu was confirmed on histopathology. Postoperative recovery was uneventful.


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