Fetus in fetu and Teratoma

  • JPG Du Plessis
  • WS Winship
  • JDL Kirkstein

Abstract

A case is reported in which a fetus in fetu and a malignant teratoma were present within the same intraabdominal mass in a 6-month-old male infant. It is the first record of such an occurrence, and attention is drawn to the possible significance of this case, in view of the now rejected concept that a teratoma is the result of an abnormal process of twinning.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 2119 (1974)

Author Biographies

JPG Du Plessis

Department of Radiology, University of Natal, and Department
of Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, Addington
Hospital, Durban

WS Winship

Department of Radiology, University of Natal, and Department
of Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, Addington
Hospital, Durban

JDL Kirkstein

Department of Radiology, University of Natal, and Department
of Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, Addington
Hospital, Durban

Published
2018-04-18
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135