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2nd Edition

Handbook of Placental Pathology

ISBN 9781842142325
Published November 13, 2005 by CRC Press
254 Pages 250 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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'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