Nonneoplastic placental conditions and abnormalities


Chronic deciduitis

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Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Chronic deciduitis. website. Accessed September 25th, 2023.
Definition / general
  • Abnormal infiltration of small lymphocytes and plasma cells in the decidualized endometrium
  • May be associated with preterm labor
  • Presence of plasma cells is a sign of stimulation, possibly by microorganisms, autoantigens or fetal alloantigens
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Infiltrate of small lymphocytes and plasma cells in the decidua
  • Diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate without plasma cells is also acceptable (Hum Pathol 2000;31:292)
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