Placenta
Placental findings in specific newborn / fetal or maternal conditions
Twins and acardia


Topic Completed: 1 November 2011

Revised: 19 February 2019

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Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Twins and acardia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentatwinsacardia.html. Accessed July 21st, 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
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Twin placenta

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