A neonate with cleft palate and a fetal mass in the oral cavity: A rare case of an oral fetus-in-fetu

Saeid Aslanabadi, Robert J. Spinner, Sina Zarrintan, Babollah Ghasemi, Yalda Jabbari-Moghaddam, Amir Afshin Khaki, Amir Taher Eftekhar Sadat

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Abstract

Fetus-in-fetu is a rare congenital condition in which a malformed fetus-like structure is found in the body of its twin. We report a unique case of a male neonate with cleft palate and a fetus-like structure arising in his oral cavity. The neonate underwent emergent surgical removal of the mass immediately after delivery. Radiological and pathological studies of the resected mass provided supportive evidence for the case of an oral fetus-in-fetu. To our knowledge, there are few cases of oral fetus-in-fetu in the literature. Moreover, the presence of cleft palate in this neonate is of potential interest and clinical importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1617-1622
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume71
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cleft palate
  • Fetus-in-fetu
  • Monozygotic
  • Oral
  • Twin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Aslanabadi, S., Spinner, R. J., Zarrintan, S., Ghasemi, B., Jabbari-Moghaddam, Y., Khaki, A. A., & Sadat, A. T. E. (2007). A neonate with cleft palate and a fetal mass in the oral cavity: A rare case of an oral fetus-in-fetu. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71(10), 1617-1622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.05.033