Placenta

Nonneoplastic placental conditions and abnormalities

Noninfectious

Tenney Parker changes



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Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Increased numbers of trophoblastic syncytial knots, often due to maternal hypertension or uteroplacental insufficiency
  • Often seen in association with terminal villous hypoplasia
Etiology
  • Inadequate maternal perfusion (diabetes, hypertension)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Increased syncytial knotting
  • Changes of hypertension / preeclampsia / decidual vasculopathy may be present in the decidua
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