Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 159, Issue 8, pp 249–250 | Cite as

Placental chorioangiosis associated with foetal death — A Case report

  • M. M. Sheehan
  • W. F. Kealy
  • L. S. Mundow
Brief Report


A case of foetal death with retroplacental haemorrhage at 24 weeks gestation is reported, where the placenta histologically showed diffuse severe chorioangiosis. The latter is an infrequently reported placental vascular anomaly, which recent studies have indicated to be an important sign of neonatal morbidity and mortality.


Umbilical Cord Foetal Death Chorionic Villus Neonatal Morbidity Vascular Space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Sheehan
    • 1
  • W. F. Kealy
    • 1
  • L. S. Mundow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology and Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyRegional HospitalWilton, Cork

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