A rare case of placental mesenchymal dysplasia - case report and literature review

Vol. 62 No. 3, 2021


Adrian Vasile Dumitru, Sorin Liviu Vasilescu, Daniela Catalina Meca, Octavian Munteanu, Ana Maria Ciongariu, Maria Sajin, Mariana Costache, Antoine Edu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu

Described as a rare anomaly of the placenta, with a reported incidence of 0.02%, mesenchymal dysplasia is a benign condition characterized by placentomegaly, grape-like vesicles and by microscopic features resembling those of a molar pregnancy, such as hydropic villi, cistern formation and dysplastic blood vessels. We report a rare case of placental mesenchymal dysplasia diagnosed in a pregnancy with early symmetric fetal intrauterine growth restriction and a normal karyotype. Based on this case report, we discuss the particularities of this condition, emphasizing the ultrasonography and histopathological findings.

Corresponding author: Octavian Munteanu, Lecturer, MD, PhD; e-mail: octav_munteanu@yahoo.com; Antoine Edu, Associate Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail: antoine.edu@umfcd.ro

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.62.3.26 Download PDF
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