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Placental Mesenchymal Dysplasia

  • Debra S. HellerEmail author
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Abstract

Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is a rare placental lesion that can be mistaken for a molar gestation. This is due to the cystic structures seen on the fetal surface, which can be misinterpreted as molar villi both grossly and on ultrasonography. Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is characterized by cystic dilatation and oedema of stem villi and vascular abnormalities including tortuosity, aneurysmal dilatation and thrombosis of vessels on the fetal surface and in stem villi.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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