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Fetus-in-fetu.
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PMID:  19858677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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INTRODUCTION: Fetus-in-fetu (FIF) is a pathological condition in which the malformed foetus is found in the body of its twin. We report this rare case of a 3-month-old female baby whose diagnostic work-up suggested a mesenteric cyst but the mass at surgery was a FIF.
DISCUSSION: Although current imaging modalities like computerized Tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have a higher Sensitivity for accurate delineation of tissues, cheaper imaging alternatives like plain abdomen and ultrasonography still have a place in the preoperative work-up of FIF.
Authors:
Babajide O Balogun; Michael A Bankole; Rachael A Akinola; Tope E Akintomide; Bamidele Olayiwola; Faosat O Jinadu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of paediatric surgery : AJPS     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0974-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-27     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101255062     Medline TA:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Ikeja.
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