Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic
Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Iron deposition is a feature of normal pregnancies
● Increased amounts (involving >7.5% of the villi) are associated with fetal growth anomalies (Hum Pathol 1994;25:379)
● Granular linear mineralized deposits along the trophoblastic membrane, which stain positively for iron
End of Placenta > Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic > Iron deposition
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