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

Topic Completed: 1 November 2011

Revised: 19 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

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Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Twins and fetus papyraceus. website. Accessed September 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Early intrauterine death of one twin which undergoes extensive maceration and mummification
  • If early enough, it may become absorbed into the placental disc / membranes
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