Fetus papyraceous: A rare cause for obstruction to spontaneous placental expulsion

Mahesh Chanabasappa Koregol, Radhakrishna Nayak, Subapriya Kandasamy, Amritha Bhandary, Nina Mahale, Ashok Dodawad

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Abstract

Fetus papyraceous is a mummified compressed fetus occurring in association with a viable twin. Incidence of this rare condition is 1 in 12,500 cases of twins. We report a case of fetus papyraceous which caused obstruction to spontaneous expulsion of placenta. Antenatal diagnosis by ultrasound examination is not always possible. Careful exploration of placenta after delivery is recommended. Diagnosis of this condition helps in evaluation of risk to surviving fetus as well as registration and documentation of this rare condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-947
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume279
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2009

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Koregol, M. C., Nayak, R., Kandasamy, S., Bhandary, A., Mahale, N., & Dodawad, A. (2009). Fetus papyraceous: A rare cause for obstruction to spontaneous placental expulsion. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 279(6), 945-947. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-009-0930-6