This much-needed text will fill an important gap for the practicing obstetrician in connecting what is seen on ultrasound before delivery with what is seen grossly at delivery, how this is interpreted and reported by the pathologist, and its clinical relevance for the obstetrician. With the increasing need for clinicians to understand pathological correlation, this will be an essential reference for both obstetricians in general practice and trainees; perinatal pathologists will also find this an invaluable guide to what their colleagues need to know.
Introduction. Overview of Placental Development, Clinical Evaluation, What to Tell the Pathologist. Clinically Identified Pathology of Placental Implantation; Umbilical Cord and Arterial Blood Flow; Membranes; Chorionic Plate; Parenchyma; Materno-Placental Interface. Multiple Gestations. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Ascending Intrauterine Infection. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Maternal Hypertensive Disorders. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Fetal Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Maternal Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Hydrops Fetalis. Clinicopathologic Correlates of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and "Pseudomolar" Gestations. Glossary of Terminology.