Placental gross / microscopic abnormalities, nonneoplastic
Squamous metaplasia

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 October 2017, last major update October 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Placental squamous metaplasia

Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Squamous metaplasia. website. Accessed March 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Common, nonsignificant finding in placentas
Gross description
  • Small, pale plaques on fetal surface and umbilical cord
  • Differential diagnosis includes amnion nodosum, a pathologic condition
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Squamous metaplasia of amnionic epithelium