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.
Intrauterine death, fetus papyraceous, Cesarean section, triplet pregnancy
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Abbas AM, Khalf M, Zakherah MS. Spontaneous triplet pregnancy with twin fetuses papyraeci: a rare case report and review of the literature. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul 26;7(2):Article 4 [8 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1333. Free full text article.