Dr. Roberts' Placental Interesting Cases
From MGH Learn Pathology
Drucilla Jane Roberts, MD
Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Subspecialty Head, Obstetric and Perinatal Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Placental pathology is an often overlooked but clinically important area of surgical pathology. It is heavily clinically based with diagnoses relevant to the delivery providers, neonatologists, and pediatricians. These are examples of major categories of diagnoses in placental pathology that have some clinical relevance, although rarely requiring immediate clinical intervention. There are several new textbooks out on placental pathology that I urge interested pathologists to use.
- Redline RW, Boyd TK, Roberts DJ. Editors, Placental and gestational pathology. Cambridge University Press 2018.
- Khong TY, Mooney EE, Nikkels PGJ, Morgan TK, Gordijn SJ. Editors, Pathology of the placenta. Springer 2018
- Roberts DJ, Polizzano C. Placental Pathology. AFIP/ARP expected 2019.
Table of contents
- Maternal Vascular Malperfusion (7 slides)
- Fetal vascular malperfusion (5 slides)
- Placental pathologies with recurrence risk (4 slides)
- Placental infections (8 slides)
- Acute insults (4 slides)
- Miscellaneous placental pathology (5 slides)
- Trophoblastic pathology (9 slides)