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Placenta

Misdiagnoses


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 October 2011, last major update August 2011
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Definition
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Common Missed Diagnoses: (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:706)
● Hemorrhagic endovasculitis (84.6%)
● Fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (75%)
● Massive perivillous fibrin deposition (68.4%) and maternal floor infarction (66.7%)
● Retroplacental hemorrhage (60.6%)
● Intervillous thrombus (57.1%)
● Decidual angiopathy (33.3%)
● Placental infarction (25.4%)
● Acute chorioamnionitis (22.7%)
● Chronic villitis (21.7%)

Common Incorrect Diagnoses:
● Perivillous fibrin deposits or intervillous thrombi are often incorrectly diagnosed as infarction

End of Placenta > Misdiagnoses


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