• Raymond W. RedlineEmail author
  • Christina Bagby
  • Sanjita Ravishankar


Diagnostic entities characterized by villous hypervascularity (so-called villous capillary lesions) fall into three categories: chorangiosis, multifocal chorangiomatosis, and chorangioma. One rare variant of the latter, the multiple chorangioma syndrome, can recur in subsequent pregnancies. The underlying causes of villous capillary lesions are incompletely understood but are believed to involve excessive angiogenesis.


Placental villi Blood vessels Chorangiosis Chorangioma Chorangiomatosis Recurrence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond W. Redline
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christina Bagby
    • 1
  • Sanjita Ravishankar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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