Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic
Subamniotic vernix caseosum
Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Minute tears between amnion and chorion allow incorporation of vernix squamous cells between the two layers
● Pale white areas on placental membranes
● Fibrosis and entrapped squamous cells between amnion and chorion of membranes
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