Spontaneous triplet pregnancy with twin fetuses papyraeci: A rare case report and review of the literature

Ahmed M. Abbas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Mohamed Khalaf, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Mahmoud S. Zakherah, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Abstract

A fetal death in a multiple pregnancy with one or more normally surviving fetus is unusual. Fetus papyraceous (FP) is a rare obstetric complication in multiple gestations. It is defined as retention of a mummified parchment like remains of a dead fetus in multiple pregnancy associated with a viable twin. It is important to reassure the patient of the normal outcome expected in most of the cases. Herein, we report a rare case of twin FP in a spontaneous triplet pregnancy with a literature review of maternal and neonatal outcomes and management of similar cases.

 

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