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.

Table of contents

  1. Maternal Vascular Malperfusion (7 slides)
  2. Fetal vascular malperfusion (5 slides)
  3. Placental pathologies with recurrence risk (4 slides)
  4. Placental infections (8 slides)
  5. Acute insults (4 slides)
  6. Miscellaneous placental pathology (5 slides)
  7. Trophoblastic pathology (9 slides)