Fetus-in-fetu (FIF) is a rare entity in which malformed parasitic twin grows inside the body of its twin. It is most commonly presented with mass in the abdomen. We present a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with abdominal mass since infancy. Radiological investigations are suggestive of FIF. Intraoperatively, malformed fetus in a sac was found and excised. Postoperatively the patient recovers well and was put on follow-up.
- general surgery
- gastrointestinal surgery
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Contributors RY: gave the idea for the article; guarantor. AZM, DZHAJ and NJ: performed literature review. All authors: wrote the article and identified and managed the case.
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