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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(7):1218-1221.
Published online July 1, 2002.
A Case of Fetus in Fetu: Ultrasonic prenatal diagnosis.
Jae Sung Choi, Bon Sang Koo, Hyang Suk Lee, So Ra Kim, Ji Youn Chung, Hye Sung Won, Pil Ryang Lee, Am Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Fetus in fetu is a very rare pathologic feature consisting of a parasitic twin included within the body of the other twin. Fetus in fetu within about 7X6X5 cm sized cystic mass in the fetal retroperitoneum was detected and diagnosed during antenatal ultrasound and confirmed by computed tomography scan postnatally. The mass was removed after birth. The cyst contain yellowish serous fluid with two solid masses. Two solid masses were confirmed fetus in fetu by gross and microscopic pathologic examination. The larger one showed well-developed and organized internal organ.
Key Words: Fetus in Fetu, Ultrasonogram, Prenatal diagnosis


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