Evaluation of the First Trimester Products of Conception.- Evaluation of the Second Trimester Products of Conception.- Macroscopic Evaluation of the Second and Third Trimester Placenta.- Microscopic Evaluation of the Second and Third Trimester Placenta.- Early Placental Development.- Chorionic Villi: Histology and Villous Development.- Overview and Microscopic Survey of the Placenta.- Extravillous Trophoblast, Trophoblast Invasion and Fibrinoid.- Multiple Gestation: General Aspects.- Multiple Gestation: Twin Variants and Related Conditions.- Abortion and Chromosomal Anomalies.- Postpartum Hemorrhage, Subinvolution of the Placental Site and Placenta Accreta.- Placental Shape Aberrations.- Pathology of the Fetal Membranes.- Pathology of the Umbilical Cord.- Infectious Diseases.- Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy.- Placental Malperfusion.- Miscellaneous Placental Lesions.- Placental Abnormalities in Fetal Conditions.- Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy.- Neoplasms.- Hydatidiform moles.- Choriocarcinoma.- Lesions of ExtravillousTtrophoblast.- Legal Considerations.- New Directions.- index.
Rebecca N. Baergen, MD is Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Chief of Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology, Weill-Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY.
From the reviews of the second edition: "This second edition remains true to the goal of the first edition - to be a concise, practical manual of placental pathology. ... Written by an expert in placental pathology, this book is diagnostically useful for all practicing pathologists and pathologists in training. ... This concise, practical manual of placental pathology is a reasonably priced, beautifully illustrated book which is easy to read and is a relevant placenta reference for all practicing surgical pathologists." (Maura F. O'Neil, Doody's Review Service, April, 2011)