Pathology of the Placenta

A Practical Guide

  • T. Yee Khong
  • Eoghan E. Mooney
  • Peter G. J. Nikkels
  • Terry K. Morgan
  • Sanne J. Gordijn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Yee Khong, Eoghan E. Mooney, Sanne J. Gordijn, Terry K. Morgan, Peter G. J. Nikkels
      Pages 3-8
    3. Beata Hargitai, Tamas Marton, Amy Heerema-McKenney
      Pages 31-37
  3. Gross Examination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Cynthia Kaplan
      Pages 41-46
    3. Carolyn Salafia, Drucilla J. Roberts
      Pages 47-54
  4. Placental Disc: Macroscopically Visible Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Brendan Fitzgerald
      Pages 57-65
    3. Eric K. Morgen, Brendan Fitzgerald, Sarah Keating
      Pages 67-76
    4. Philip J. Katzman, Linda M. Ernst, Irene B. Scheimberg
      Pages 77-82
    5. Drucilla J. Roberts, Theonia K. Boyd, Peter Kelehan, Amy Heerema-McKenney
      Pages 91-95
    6. T. Yee Khong
      Pages 97-99
  5. Placental Disc: Microscopic Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Phillip Cox, Marta C. Cohen, Irene B. Scheimberg
      Pages 103-107
    3. Gitta Turowski, Eoghan E. Mooney, Irene B. Scheimberg
      Pages 115-121
    4. Peter G. J. Nikkels, Carmen A. H. Severens-Rijvers
      Pages 123-126
    5. Debra S. Heller
      Pages 127-130
    6. W. Tony Parks
      Pages 131-137
    7. T. Yee Khong
      Pages 139-141
    8. Ilana Ariel, Karen Meir
      Pages 143-146
    9. Margaret J. Evans, Glenn Anderson, Neil J. Sebire
      Pages 147-151
    10. Peter Kelehan, Paul Downey
      Pages 153-155
    11. Luiz Cesar Peres
      Pages 157-159
    12. Karen Meir, Ilana Ariel
      Pages 161-162
    13. Raymond W. Redline, Christina Bagby, Sanjita Ravishankar
      Pages 163-172
    14. Theonia K. Boyd, Drucilla J. Roberts, Amy Heerema-McKenney
      Pages 173-182
    15. Marta C. Cohen, Theonia K. Boyd
      Pages 183-186
    16. Marie-Anne Bründler, Adrian K. Charles
      Pages 187-190
    17. Adrian K. Charles
      Pages 191-193
    18. Chong Jai Kim, Jung-Sun Kim
      Pages 195-206
    19. Eoghan E. Mooney
      Pages 207-211
    20. Adrian K. Charles, Marie-Anne Bründler
      Pages 213-219
    21. Suzanne M. Jacques, Faisal Qureshi, Linda M. Ernst
      Pages 233-236
    22. Linda M. Ernst, Suzanne M. Jacques, Faisal Qureshi
      Pages 237-241
    23. Mirthe H. Schoots, T. Yee Khong
      Pages 243-245
    24. Robert W. Bendon
      Pages 247-251
    25. M. Halit Pinar, Salwa Khedr
      Pages 253-258
  6. Amniochorial Membranes: Macroscopically Visible Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Jerzy Stanek
      Pages 261-268
  7. Amniochorial Membranes: Microscopic Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Robert W. Bendon
      Pages 277-280
    3. T. Yee Khong, Jerzy Stanek
      Pages 281-284
    4. Beverly B. Rogers, M. Halit Pinar
      Pages 295-299

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive resource on the pathology of the human singleton placenta. Agreed nomenclature, nosology, definitions and, where possible, thresholds for meaningful clinical corrections for lesions ideal for practical application in clinical practice are presented. Evidence is also featured on relevant potential clinical correlations to aid the reader in deciding upon the most appropriate management strategy. Areas of current uncertainty are also covered for potential future research. 

Pathology of the Placenta systematically describes placental pathology, and represents a valuable resource for practising and trainee pathologists, obstetricians, neonatologists and epidemiologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. Yee Khong
    • 1
  • Eoghan E. Mooney
    • 2
  • Peter G. J. Nikkels
    • 3
  • Terry K. Morgan
    • 4
  • Sanne J. Gordijn
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical PathologyWomen’s and Children’s HospitalNorth AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNational Maternity HospitalDublinIreland
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of PathologyOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97213-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97214-5
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