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Placenta

Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic

Diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 October 2011, last major update October 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Hemosiderin laden macrophages / clotted blood in the membranes

Etiology
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● Associated with chronic abruption or chronic peripheral separation: bleeding in the decidual layer of the placenta or between the placenta and the membranes

Micro description
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● Hemosiderin-laden macrophages in the amnion and chorion of the membranes

Micro images
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