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Handbook of Placental Pathology

2nd Edition

By Ona Marie Faye-Petersen, Debra S. Heller, Vijay V. Joshi

CRC Press

254 pages | 250 Color Illus.

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A user-friendly text, this book explores all the diagnostic challenges pathologists and obstetricians will face. Succinct and accessible, the text includes discussions of lesions associated with maternal thrombophilias, updates in disorders with challenging clinicopathologic features and pathogenesis. The new edition contains updated sections on conditions such as preeclampsia and maternal diabetes mellitus, covers the use of technology such as molecular genetic probes and other newly developed ancillary studies to confirm diagnosis in problematic cases, and includes illustrations of umbilical cord, membranes, parenchymal and maternal surface abnormalities.


'This book is recommended for all those who examine placentas, especially pathologists and their trainees. The volume serves as both a concise survey of placental pathology and a quick reference during sign-out and is a strong contribution to the growing armamentarium of placental pathology reference texts.' - Corinne L. Fligner, MD, Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 10, 72, 2007

Table of Contents


Development of the Placenta

Structure of the Placenta

Examination of the Placenta in the Clinical Setting

Clinical Data to be Sent to the Pathologist

Indications for Pathological Examination

Pathologic Examination of the Placenta

Gross Abnormalities of the Placenta

Histologic Lesions of the Placenta

Lesions of the Placenta as a Whole of of the Placental Disk

Lesions of the Umbilical Cord

Lesions of the Membranes

Abnormalities of the Decidua

Lesions of the Placenta in Maternal Disorders

Lesions of the Placenta in Fetal Disorders

Iatrogenic Lesions of the Placenta

Traumatic Lesions of the Placenta

Placenta in Pregnancies After In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Embryo Transfer (ET)

Specimens Related to Placental Laser Surgery



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Pathology
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology