Placenta
General
Misdiagnoses

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 October 2017, last major update August 2011

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Misdiagnoses. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentamisdiagnoses.html. Accessed December 12th, 2017.
Definition / general
Common missed diagnoses: (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:706)
  • Hemorrhagic endovasculitis (84.6%)
  • Fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (75%)
  • Massive perivillous fibrin deposition (68.4%) and maternal floor infarction (66.7%)
  • Retroplacental hemorrhage (60.6%)
  • Intervillous thrombus (57.1%)
  • Decidual angiopathy (33.3%)
  • Placental infarction (25.4%)
  • Acute chorioamnionitis (22.7%)
  • Chronic villitis (21.7%)

Common incorrect diagnoses:
  • Perivillous fibrin deposits or intervillous thrombi are often incorrectly diagnosed as infarction