Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 563--5

Fetus in fetu or differentiated teratomas?


A Basu, S Jagdish, Krishnan R Iyengar, D Basu 
 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

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A Basu
Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry

Two cases of congenital teratoma were operated upon. In view of the high degree of organoid differentiation of the teratomas with rudimentary limbs, intestine, brain-like and pulmonary tissues, it was difficult to distinguish it from fetus-in-fetu. In the light of the data obtained and extensive review of related literature, we consider that fetus-in-fetu and teratoma may not be unrelated entities. Our cases support the view held that fetuses in fetu are highly differentiated teratomas.


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Basu A, Jagdish S, Iyengar KR, Basu D. Fetus in fetu or differentiated teratomas?.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2006;49:563-5


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Basu A, Jagdish S, Iyengar KR, Basu D. Fetus in fetu or differentiated teratomas?. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];49:563-5
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