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Orocervical foetus-in-foetu with prenatal sonographic diagnosis: a case report.

Braimoh KT, Abdulkadir AY, Balogun RO - J Med Case Rep (2008)

Bottom Line: The included foetus had two eyes, cranium, nose, long bones and a spine.The mother's attempts at vaginal delivery rather than the elective Caesarean delivery she was offered resulted in obstructed labour and intrauterine foetal demise.It could result in obstructed labour if vaginal delivery is attempted.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. wolebraimoh@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Foetus-in-foetu is a very rare congenital abnormality where a malformed foetus is included within the body of another foetus. Less than 200 cases have been reported with over 80% occurring in the abdomen. Only three cases of cervical foetus in foetu have been reported. The present case of giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu appears to be an index case.

Case presentation: This is a report of an extremely rare orocervical foetus-in-foetu with grotesque oddity diagnosed on prenatal ultrasonography at 35 weeks gestational age in a 28-year-old, G2P1+0, Nigerian woman who was unsure of her last menstrual date or month. The included foetus had two eyes, cranium, nose, long bones and a spine. The mother's attempts at vaginal delivery rather than the elective Caesarean delivery she was offered resulted in obstructed labour and intrauterine foetal demise.

Conclusion: Giant cervical foetus-in-foetu is extremely rare. It could result in obstructed labour if vaginal delivery is attempted.

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The baby with a giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu. Note the bulging eye (straight arrow) and a nasal ridge (curved arrow).
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Figure 2: The baby with a giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu. Note the bulging eye (straight arrow) and a nasal ridge (curved arrow).

Mentions: She had an emergency Caesarean section and a macerated foetus was delivered (Figure 2).


Orocervical foetus-in-foetu with prenatal sonographic diagnosis: a case report.

Braimoh KT, Abdulkadir AY, Balogun RO - J Med Case Rep (2008)

The baby with a giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu. Note the bulging eye (straight arrow) and a nasal ridge (curved arrow).
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Figure 2: The baby with a giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu. Note the bulging eye (straight arrow) and a nasal ridge (curved arrow).
Mentions: She had an emergency Caesarean section and a macerated foetus was delivered (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: The included foetus had two eyes, cranium, nose, long bones and a spine.The mother's attempts at vaginal delivery rather than the elective Caesarean delivery she was offered resulted in obstructed labour and intrauterine foetal demise.It could result in obstructed labour if vaginal delivery is attempted.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. wolebraimoh@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Foetus-in-foetu is a very rare congenital abnormality where a malformed foetus is included within the body of another foetus. Less than 200 cases have been reported with over 80% occurring in the abdomen. Only three cases of cervical foetus in foetu have been reported. The present case of giant orocervical foetus-in-foetu appears to be an index case.

Case presentation: This is a report of an extremely rare orocervical foetus-in-foetu with grotesque oddity diagnosed on prenatal ultrasonography at 35 weeks gestational age in a 28-year-old, G2P1+0, Nigerian woman who was unsure of her last menstrual date or month. The included foetus had two eyes, cranium, nose, long bones and a spine. The mother's attempts at vaginal delivery rather than the elective Caesarean delivery she was offered resulted in obstructed labour and intrauterine foetal demise.

Conclusion: Giant cervical foetus-in-foetu is extremely rare. It could result in obstructed labour if vaginal delivery is attempted.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus