Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Squamous metaplasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentasquamousmetaplasia.html. Accessed July 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
- Common, nonsignificant finding in placentas
- 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