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Vanishing Twin Syndrome

Akoijam Mamata Devi


Vanishing Twin Syndrome occurs when one of a set of twin foetuses apparently disappears from the womb during pregnancy, usually resulting in a normal singleton pregnancy. The incidence is women aged over 30 year and multiple pregnancies. Causes was unknown, the problems will usually begin early in the first trimester. The occurrence of this phenomenon is sometimes referred to as twin embolization syndrome or vanishing twin syndrome (VTS). The twin pregnancies were made visible early on by means of ultrasound. Occasionally, rather than being completely reabsorbed, the dead fetus will be compressed by its growing twin to a flattened, parchment-like state known as fetus papyraceus. There is no specific treatment. If the other twin continues to mature and develop towards maturity, there is no management for the twin which has died. If it becomes clear that both twins are no longer viable and no heartbeats can be seen, then a dilatation and curette of your uterus may become necessary.


Keywords: Twin Syndrome, fetus, pregnancy

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