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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2018 July-August;177(7-8):396-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03489-1

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Large chorioangioma of placenta with a fair fetal outcome

Vito COFELICE 1 , Alessandra MELONI 2, Daniela FANNI 3, Valerio MAIS 2

1 Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics, S. Martino Hospital, Belluno, Italy; 2 Department of Surgical Sciences, Maternal-Child Subdepartment, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy; 3 Unit of Pathology Anatomy and Microbiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy


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Chorioangioma is the most common tumor of placenta. Usually it is small in size, less than 4 cm in diameter, asymptomatic and so is only accidentally diagnosed during routine ultrasound or after careful histologic examination. It is a benign, non-trophoblastic vascular tumor coming from the primitive chorionic mesenchyme whose etiology and pathophysiology is still unknown. Its prevalence is about 1% of all pregnancies. In larger tumor, various and significant both maternal and fetal complications are reported.


KEY WORDS: Hemangioma - Placenta - Neoplasms

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