Placental findings in specific newborn/fetal or maternal conditions
Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Fetal death with delayed abortion resulting in passage of placental tissue without an embryo
● Placental tissue including a gestational sac and villi are present in the absence of a fetus
● Normal or hydropic villi, sometimes with cisterns and without trophoblastic hyperplasia
● Dysmorphic villi suggest a chromosomal abnormality
● Other features may reveal a cause of fetal death including vasculitis, infarction, perivillous fibrin, deciduitis and intervillositis
● Molar pregnancy
End of Placenta > Placental findings in specific newborn/fetal or maternal conditions > Missed abortion
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