Placenta
Placental gross / microscopic abnormalities, nonneoplastic
Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis


Topic Completed: 1 October 2011

Revised: 18 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis

Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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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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