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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-176

Parasitic twinning - Varied presentations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Niloufer Hospital, Institute of Child Health, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, A.P., India

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Ramesh Reddy Kota
Plot 36, Snehapuri Colony, Nacharam, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500076
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.102445

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Over a period of 5 years, 4 cases of parasitic twins with varied clinical presentations were treated. One case presented with an accessory limb near gluteal region with caudal duplication. Two cases presented as localized mass lesions; one in the epigastrium and another in the gluteal region. Yet another case presented with accessory limb and a mass in the dorsal paraspinal region. Histopathology of these cases revealed presence of mature teratomatous elements and representation from varied tissues suggestive of parasitic twinning. Management of these cases needs to be tailored as per the anatomy and may need staged correction.

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