Oropharyngeal fetus in fetu at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. Revisited

K. E. Kabala, O. P. Chukwu, O. Gavi, Lineo Matsela*, S. T. Monokoane

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Background: Fetus in fetu is a rare malformation in which a parasitic twin is within a more mature twin. Most of the fetus in fetu are located in the retroperitoneum and are acardiac and anencephalic. Case report: Oropharyngeal fetus in fetu, referral from Rustenburg hospital with suspected gastroschisis, preeclampsia, preterm labour at 28 weeks gestation. Conclusion: Prenatal ultrasound remains the cornerstone of diagnosis of fetus in fetu in providing essential information for management and parental guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-18
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynaecology Forum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Exit procedure. Consent was obtained from the mother for the publication of this article
  • Fetus in fetu
  • Oropharyngeal
  • prenatal ultrasound


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