Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 411–412 | Cite as

Postnatal growth of fetus-in-fetu

  • O. H. Kim
  • K. S. Shinn
Short Reports


A 6-month-old-boy who presented with an abdominal mass disclosed a well-formed fetus in the retroperitoneum. This mass was retrospectively noted at the age of 1 month. Comparison of two radiographic examinations done 5 month apart clearly demonstrated the enlargement of an included fetus in the bearer's abdomen. Our report of this rare condition focuses on the growth of the fetus-in-fetu detected by roentgenograms.


Public Health Rare Condition Abdominal Mass Radiographic Examination Postnatal Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. H. Kim
    • 1
  • K. S. Shinn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical CollegeSeoulKorea

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