Placenta
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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Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentadiffusehemosid.html. Accessed October 18th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Hemosiderin laden macrophages / clotted blood in the membranes
Etiology
  • 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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