Fetus-in-fetu with malignant recurrence

Katharine L. Hopkins, Paula K. Dickson, Turner I. Ball, Richard R. Ricketts, Patricia A. O'Shea, Carlos R. Abramowsky

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Fetus-in-fetu is an unusual condition in which a vertebrate fetus is enclosed within the abdomen of another fetus. These occurrences are usually benign. This report describes an instance of malignant recurrence after resection of a fetus-in-fetu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1476-1479
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Abnormal twinning
  • Fetus-in-fetu
  • Teratoma
  • Yolk sac carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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