Placental mesenchymal dysplasia: case report with gross and histological findings

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Toscano, Marcello Pecoraro ; Schultz, Regina (2014)
  • Publisher: São Paulo, SP: Universidade de São Paulo, Hospital Universitário
  • Journal: Autopsy & Case Reports, volume 4, issue 4, pages 51-56 (issn: 2236-1960, eissn: 2236-1960)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4322/acr.%y.98466, doi: 10.4322/acr.2014.039, pmc: PMC5443133
  • Subject: R | Article / Clinical Case Reports | Hydatidiform mole | Internal medicine | Placenta | Placenta Diseases | Medicine | RC31-1245 | Artigo / Relato de Caso Clínico
    mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology | congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities | embryonic structures

Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is a rare placental disorder characterized by placental enlargement and areas of abnormal, enlarged, grape-like villi. This condition may resemble a partial hydatidiform mole and may occur associated with Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) or in phenotypically normal fetuses. There were 110 cases reported so far. We describe one case with typical gross and microscopic placental lesions.
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