Can teratomas contain a fetus?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 12/22/2017

This is developmental abnormality known as fetus in fetu in which a mass of tissue that resembles a fetus forms inside the body.

This type of teratoma is also called fetiform teratoma and is characterized by its appearance and the fact that the tissues are well formed. They often appear on the ovary in the form of benign or mature teratomas. They are very uncommon, though.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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