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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-68

Oropharyngeal fetus-in fetu in Ilero Nigeria: A case report


1 Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria
3 Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
4 Department of Primary Health Care, Kajola Local Government, Okeho, Nigeria

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A O Adebiyi
Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan
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DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_20_17

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Fetus-in-fetu is a rare congenital condition in which a malformed parasitic twin is found within the body of its partner. Although a few had been documented worldwide, none has been reported in Nigeria. In this report, we document the history of a concoction of drugs of an indeterminate nature taken in pregnancy, the wrong diagnosis by the rural based sonographer and the presence of polyhydraminos. Our finding of a previously misdiagnosed oropharyngeal fetus-in fetu with dichorionic and cardiac features calls for a revision of the current definition of fetus-in fetu. It also raises an important hypothesis of the likely associations between drugs, infections, pregnancy induced hypertension and fetus-in-fetu.


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