Basal Plate Laminar Necrosis

  • Mirthe H. SchootsEmail author
  • T. Yee Khong


Basal plate laminar necrosis or diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis (DDLN) is a diffuse band of coagulative necrosis at the chorio-decidual interface, admixed with karyorrhectic debris. Thus far, DDLN has been described in one publication only. Further research is needed to determine the pathogenesis and clinicopathologic correlations.


Basal plate Necrosis Preterm birth Preeclampsia 


  1. 1.
    Goldenberg RL, Faye-Petersen O, Andrews WW, et al. The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis of the decidua basalis, a placental lesion associated with preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth and decreased fetal growth. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007;20:391–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Stanek J, Al-Ahmadie HA. Laminar necrosis of placental membranes: a histologic sign of uteroplacental hypoxia. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005;8:34–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pathology Section, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity Medical Centre GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.SA PathologyWomen’s and Children’s HospitalNorth AdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.University of AdelaideNorth AdelaideAustralia

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