Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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

Fetus-in-fetu presenting as acute intestinal obstruction


Sunita Singh1, Kamal Rattan2, Navtej1, Meenu Gil2, SK Mathur1, Rajeev Sen1 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Singh S, Rattan K, Navtej, Gil M, Mathur S K, Sen R. Fetus-in-fetu presenting as acute intestinal obstruction.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2010;53:128-129


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Singh S, Rattan K, Navtej, Gil M, Mathur S K, Sen R. Fetus-in-fetu presenting as acute intestinal obstruction. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];53:128-129
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