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Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally.

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Leppert, PC; Wartel, L; Lowman, R
Published in: Obstet Gynecol
September 1979

A case is reported of fetus papyraceus diagnosed intrapartum. There was no clinical evidence in early and midpregnancy to suggest such a diagnosis. Ultrasound examination performed 1 week prior to delivery was nondiagnostic, but an x-ray taken intrapartum revealed dystocia caused by fetus papyraceus, thus necessitating cesarean section. It is suggested that the clinician consider x-ray as well as ultrasound in the diagnosis of fetus papyraceus. In addition to the obstetric morbidity, there is considerable neonatal morbidity which further increases the importance of antenatal diagnosis of fetus papyraceus.

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Published In

Obstet Gynecol

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

September 1979

Volume

54

Issue

3

Start / End Page

381 / 383

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Twins
  • Radiography
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, Multiple
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Humans
 

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Leppert, P. C., Wartel, L., & Lowman, R. (1979). Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally. Obstet Gynecol, 54(3), 381–383.
Leppert, P. C., L. Wartel, and R. Lowman. “Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally.Obstet Gynecol 54, no. 3 (September 1979): 381–83.
Leppert PC, Wartel L, Lowman R. Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally. Obstet Gynecol. 1979 Sep;54(3):381–3.
Leppert, P. C., et al. “Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally.Obstet Gynecol, vol. 54, no. 3, Sept. 1979, pp. 381–83.
Leppert PC, Wartel L, Lowman R. Fetus papyraceus causing dystocia: inability to detect blighted twin antenatally. Obstet Gynecol. 1979 Sep;54(3):381–383.
Journal cover image

Published In

Obstet Gynecol

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

September 1979

Volume

54

Issue

3

Start / End Page

381 / 383

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Twins
  • Radiography
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, Multiple
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Humans