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
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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.
Fetus in fetu, Teratoma
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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