Pathology of the Placenta


  • Harold Fox, MD, FRCPath, FRCOG, Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Pathology, Department of Pathological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Neil Sebire, MB, BS, FRCPath, Consultant Pathologist, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London, UK

Now in its third edition, this "benchside" reference provides you with a structured diagnostic approach to the features of the placenta most commonly encountered in the investigation of adverse fetal outcomes. Inside, you'll find detailed disussions on cytogenetics and molecular biology as well as the latest developments in coagulopathy, infections, chorioamnionitis, preeclampsia, trophoblastic disease, and twin pregnancies among others. Plus, a new format facilitates information retrieval and new color clinical and pathologic images help you recognize and disagnose lesions better than ever.
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Pathology, Ob/Gyns


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2592-4

Table of Contents

The Development of the Placenta

Physiology of the Placenta

Abnormalities of Placentation

The Placenta in Multiple Pregnancy

Macroscopic Abnormalities of the Placenta

Histological Abnormalities of the Placenta

The Placenta in Pregnancies of Abnormal Duration

The Placenta in Maternal Disorders

The Placenta in Abnormalities and Disorders of the Fetus

The Placenta in Abortion

Infections and Inflammatory Lesions of the Placenta

Immunopathology of the Placenta

Non-Trophoblastic Tumours of the Placenta

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Pathology of the Umbilical Cord

Pathology of the Membranes

Pathological Examination of the Placenta

Placental Weight

Placental Biopsy

Medico-Legal Aspects of Placental Pathology