Prenatal diagnosis of a neonate with fetus in fetu

J Perinatol. 2006 Jun;26(6):366-7. doi: 10.1038/


Fetus in fetu is a rare condition not usually considered in the differential of a neonatal abdominal mass. This article illustrates the importance of prenatal ultrasound in the treatment of this condition as it facilitated the assembly of a multispecialty healthcare team that intervened within days of birth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fetus / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal