Placenta
Placental gross / microscopic abnormalities, nonneoplastic
Subamniotic vernix caseosum

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

Revised: 13 October 2017, last major update October 2011

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PubMed Search: Placenta vernix caseosa OR subamniotic

Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Subamniotic vernix caseosum. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentasubamnioticvernix.html. Accessed November 17th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Minute tears between amnion and chorion allow incorporation of vernix squamous cells between the two layers
Gross description
  • Pale white areas on placental membranes
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fibrosis and entrapped squamous cells between amnion and chorion of membranes