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Varied Placental Pathology and Fetomaternal Outcomes: A Case Series

Ashmita Jawa

Citation Information : Jawa A. Varied Placental Pathology and Fetomaternal Outcomes: A Case Series. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (4):245-249.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1792

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The placenta plays a vital role in the fetal growth and development; and it is an important link between the mother and fetus. The placental pathology may result in hypoperfusion and fetal growth restrictions. Here we present three cases with varied placental pathologies and the effect on fetal outcome. First case is a primigravida patient with placental teratoma; in second case, a multigravida patient presented with placental chorangiosis. Third case came at 19 weeks of gestation with ultrasonography showing features of cystic changes in the placenta. The patient was followed up throughout pregnancy with serial ultrasound monitoring and terminated at 37 weeks in view of fetal growth restriction. All the three placental conditions were associated with fetal morbidities. We emphasize the need for careful sonographic examination of the placenta in the antenatal period and gross examination and histopathology of the placenta postdelivery.

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