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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2002 Jan;266(1):53-5.

Twelve cases of placental chorioangioma. Pregnancy outcome and clinical significance.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

To determine perinatal complications and pregnancy outcome in 12 women with chorioangioma of placenta.

STUDY DESIGN:

During the period between January 1986 and December 1997, 12 women with histologic diagnosis of chorioangioma of placenta who delivered in our institution were studied. Case-control study was designed. Sixty women with histologic examination of the placenta without chorioangioma were randomly identified as control group matched for maternal age and parity. Statistical analyses included t-test, Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test when appropriate.

RESULTS:

Nine cases (75%) were diagnosed postnatal. The mean gestational age was significantly lower and preterm delivery rate was significantly higher among the chorioangioma group (34 vs. 38.8 weeks P<0.0001; 66% vs. 10%; P<0.001 respectively).

CONCLUSIONS:

Chorioangioma of the placenta, in a high risk population, although small, is associated with significantly higher risk for preterm delivery. This emphasizes the need for pathologic examination of all placentas of patients with preterm delivery

PMID:
11998969
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