Placental gross / microscopic abnormalities, nonneoplastic
Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 October 2017, last major update October 2011

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PubMed Search: Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis

Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Hemosiderin laden macrophages / clotted blood in the membranes
  • Associated with chronic abruption or chronic peripheral separation: bleeding in the decidual layer of the placenta or between the placenta and the membranes
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Hemosiderin laden macrophages in the amnion and chorion of the membranes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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