[Fetus compressus and fetus papyraceous. Clinical differences (report of three cases)].

Hospital General Pachuca.
Ginecología y obstetricia de México 05/2011; 79(5):313-8.
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The items papyraceus fetus and fetus compressus are used like synonymous. The low incidence and the lack of reporting of these cases leads to confusion. Clinical evidence shows significant differences between them and sustain a proper diagnosis. We report 3 cases of patients with multiple pregnancy (2 twins and 1 triplets) observed in the death of one of the products of each patient, obtaining 2 fetus compressus and 1 fetus papyraceous, respectively.

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