Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic
Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Common, non-significant finding in placentas
● Small, pale plaques on fetal surface and umbilical cord
● Differential diagnosis includes amnion nodosum, a pathologic condition
● Squamous metaplasia of amnionic epithelium
End of Placenta > Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic > Squamous metaplasia
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