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

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 October 2017, last major update November 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Twins and acardia. website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
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
Case reports
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Twin placenta