Acardiac fetus | definition of Acardiac fetus by Medical dictionary
parasitic twin (redirected from Acardiac fetus)
the smaller of unequal conjoined twins.
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The smaller of a pair of conjoined twins, when there is a marked disparity in size.
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The likelihood of acardiac fetus
and mirror syndrome occurring concomitantly is of the order of 1/175 million; that is, this phenomenon is an extremely rare event.
DISCUSSION: Acardiac fetus
was 1st described by Gruenwald in 1942 and is also known as Acephalus Chorioangiopagus Parasiticus.
Clinical management depends on the spontaneous development of the acardiac fetus
and the deleterious consequences for the healthy twin resulting from heart failure, anasarca or prematurity.
MRI maybe useful as an adjunct in already identified cases to assess the presence of retrograde blood flow in the acardiac fetus
and umbilical artery 3.