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Pathological consequences of the vanishing twin.
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PMID:  3051815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetus papyraceus is a mummified, compressed fetus occurring in association with a viable twin. The death of the fetus usually occurs early in the second trimester. A co-twin dying earlier may be absorbed completely, whilst later fetal death usually results in macerated, but not compressed fetuses. This course of events can be well demonstrated by ultrasonography. The death of one fetuses may be associated with minor malformations of the surviving one. After termination of twin pregnancies the detailed check-up of the newborn and histopathological examination of the placenta is essential.
K Csécsei; Z Tóth; G T Szeifert; Z Papp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Hungarica     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0231-4614     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Hung     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-22     Completed Date:  1988-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309977     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical School, Debrecen, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / pathology*
Fetus / pathology
Placenta / pathology
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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