Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Fetus in Fetu in Lesser Sac: A Case Report



Address:   Pandey P. 1*, Kar P.K.2
1Assistant Professor, Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) India 494001
2Professor and H.O.D., Dermatology and S.T.D., Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) India 494001
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
History: Sporadic reports have appeared since 1950. Incidence is 1 in 500,000 live births. Less than one hundred cases have been reported in literature across the globe. Material and method: Seven year old tribal girl attended O.P.D. with huge lump in upper abdomen. Findings: On exploratory laparotomy a huge cyst in lesser sac, a fluid resembling pus was aspirated. On opening the cyst, hair seen after draining the fluid. On further exploration, a fetus found. Conclusion: Fetus in fetu is a rare and interesting entity. Presents as abdominal mass during childhood or infancy. Using current imaging modalities, it can be diagnosed preoperatively. Complete excision is curative and confirms the diagnosis.
KEYWORDS:
Fetus in fetu, Teratoma
Cite:
Pandey P, Kar PK. Fetus in Fetu in Lesser Sac: A Case Report. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2013; 5(2): 119-122.
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