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

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

Revised: 16 October 2017, last major update November 2011

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Twins and fetus papyraceus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentatwinsfetalpap.html. Accessed November 22nd, 2017.
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