Miscellaneous Lesions of the Villous Parenchyma

  • M. Halit PinarEmail author
  • Salwa Khedr


In this chapter, some rare and some more common findings are discussed. Calcification in the placenta is a frequent finding. Although frequently it does not have any known clinical consequences, it is a sign of significant pathology in some cases. Presence of heterotopic tissue in the placental parenchyma is rare, but these interesting lesions underline our limited knowledge of the development of the placenta.


Calcification Heterotopia Fibrinoid necrosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineWomen and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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