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Foetus in foetu: serological assessment of monozygotic origin by automated analysis
  1. M. J. Boyce,
  2. J. W. Lockyer,
  3. C. B. S. Wood
  1. Department of Child Health, Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol
  2. Regional Blood Transfusion Laboratory, Southmead Hospital, Bristol


    A further example of the rare disorder of embryonic development known as `foetus in foetu' is described. Extensive blood group determinations, using a new autoanalytical technique, were combined with chromosome studies to show that the chance of the foetus in foetu and its host being of monozygotic origin was 0·947.

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