Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Subamniotic vernix caseosum. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentasubamnioticvernix.html. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
- Minute tears between amnion and chorion allow incorporation of vernix squamous cells between the two layers
- Pale white areas on placental membranes
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Fibrosis and entrapped squamous cells between amnion and chorion of membranes