Neonatal Nursing Education Briefs

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

Purpose and Goal: CNEP # 2091

  • Understand vanishing twin syndrome in pregnancy.
  • Learn about how reabsorbed twins effect surviving twins.

None of the planners, faculty or content specialists has any conflict of interest or will be presenting any off-label product use. This presentation has no commercial support or sponsorship, nor is it co-sponsored.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • Successfully complete the post-test
  • Complete the evaluation form


  • November 2018 – November 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology of vanishing twin syndrome.
  • Describe the neonatal effects of vanishing twins on surviving twins.
  • Identify 2 approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of chimeric karyotypes.

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