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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Placental mesenchymal dysplasia: A report of two cases with review of literature

1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, India
2 Department of Pathology, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

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Sainulabdeen Sheeja
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.116153

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Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is a recently recognized, rare placental vascular anomaly characterized by placentomegaly and grape-like vesicles mimicking partial molar pregnancy. It is associated with significant fetal morbidity and mortality. We describe the histologic features of PMD in two different cases with different disease outcomes, one in a preterm intrauterine death (IUD) and another in a live birth. Placental examination in both the cases revealed large placenta with multiple vesicles and mesenchymal dysplasia.

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