Title of article :
FETUS PAPYRACEOUS: A CASE REPORT
Airede, L. R. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital - Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nigeria , Ahmed, Y. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital - Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nigeria
Fetus papyraceous, the compressed remains of a dead twin retained in utero after its intrauterine death in the second trimester, is an uncommon finding. It is not usually associated with adverse physical effects on the mother or surviving twin. A case of fetus papyraceous which was discovered at Usmanu Danfodiyo University teaching hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria during routine examination of the placenta and membranes after spontaneous vaginal delivery of a low birth weight, but otherwise healthy infant, to a primigravid mother is presented. No adverse effects on the mother were recorded. This is apparently the first reported case from Nigeria despite the high twinning rate in the country.
Journal title :
Annals of African Medicine