Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Iron deposition. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentairon.html. Accessed November 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Iron deposition is a feature of normal pregnancies
- Increased amounts (involving > 7.5% of the villi) are associated with fetal growth anomalies (Hum Pathol 1994;25:379)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Granular linear mineralized deposits along the trophoblastic membrane, which stain positively for iron