Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Twins and acardia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentatwinsacardia.html. Accessed September 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
- Malformed acardiac twin that is perfused by a normal twin
- Usually has a single umbilical artery
- Seen in 1% of monozygotic twin gestations
- Acardiac twinning in dichorionic twin placentas (Hum Pathol 1998;29:1028)