Placental diagnostic criteria and clinical correlation - A workshop report

Raymond W. Redline, D. Heller, S. Keating, J. Kingom

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Placental pathology is a valuable link explaining how underlying pregnancy risk factors result in adverse pregnancy outcome. This potentially useful information is currently underutilized due to a general lack of rigor in placental diagnosis. This lack of rigor is in large part due to a failure to appreciate the importance of the information provided and hence to demand accurate and clinically responsive reporting. This workshop reviewed the results of a recent initiative by the Perinatal Section of the Society for Pediatric Pathology to systematize and validate diagnostic schema for the description of lesions related to three important pathologic processes: amniotic fluid infection, maternal vascular underperfusion, and fetal vascular obstruction. This was followed by presentation of three studies correlating these pathologic processes with the following clinical outcomes: complications of prematurity, fetal growth restriction, and neurodisability following term delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S114-S117
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology


  • IUGR
  • Placental pathology
  • Prematurity
  • Ultrasound

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