College of American Pathologists

2011 — December Case of the Month

Posted December 8, 2011


CAP Foundation December 2011 Online Case of the Month

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A 35-year-old G3P1T1 presented at 18 weeks gestation with intrauterine fetal demise. Fragmented placental and fetal tissue measuring 12.0 cm in aggregate without gross abnormalities was received.

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  • Chronic villitis of unknown etiology
  • Chronic villitis secondary to cytomegalovirus infection
  • Chronic villitis secondary to herpes simplex infection
  • Chronic villitis secondary to syphilis
  • Chronic villitis secondary to Toxoplasma gondii infection

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