From Libre Pathology
Fetus papyraceus (also spelled foetus papyraceus) is a finding in placental pathology.
It is also known as fetus compressus.
- Remnant of a dead fetus usu. from a twin pregnancy.
- No clinical consequence for mother and remaining fetus.
- Documented multiple gestation by imaging.
- Elevated AFP.
- May be a "fetal reduction" in the context of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
- "Papyraceus" = paper-like.
- Pale yellow flattened disk or plaque with a pigmented macule - on membranes or placental disc.
- Fetal structures - such as:
- Baergen, Rebecca N. (2011). Manual of Pathology of the Human Placenta (2nd ed.). Springer. pp. 141. ISBN 978-1441974938.
- URL: http://www.neonet.ch/en/03_Case_of_the_month/archive/11_dermatologic_disorders/2002_10.asp. Accessed on: 3 January 2012.