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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.

Keywords

Intrauterine death, fetus papyraceous, Cesarean section, triplet pregnancy

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The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Case Review

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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http://ir.uiowa.edu/pog_in_press/64