254 Pages 250 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


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

    '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