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Mediastinal fetus in fetu. Case report and embryological discussion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15305103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetus in fetu is an extremely rare condition defined by the presence of both axial skeleton and organoid formations in the parasitic mass. Besides some authors assuming that fetus in fetu and highly-differentiated teratomas are part of the same pathogenic spectrum, it has been emphasized that these criteria indicate a rather different embryogenetic mechanism. We herein report the first case to our knowledge developed in the ventral mediastinum that was thought to be a tumor before birth. The literature is reviewed and we propose a new explanation for the development of this rare anomaly, based on a defective implantation.
S Beaudoin; G Gouizi; S Mezzine; A R Wann; P Barbet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-12     Completed Date:  2005-01-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Groupe Hospitalier Cochin-Saint-Vincent de Paul, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anencephaly / diagnosis,  embryology
Diagnosis, Differential
Diseases in Twins / diagnosis,  embryology*
Fetus / abnormalities*
Infant, Newborn
Mediastinum / abnormalities,  embryology
Prenatal Diagnosis
Teratoma / diagnosis,  embryology
Twins, Monozygotic

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