Varying clinical course of large placental chorioangiomas. Report of 3 cases

Cinzia Zoppini, Barbara Acaia, Gina Lucci, Lorenza Pugni, Beatrice Tassis, Umberto Nicolini

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Three cases of placental chorioangiomas, from 6.5 to 10 cm in diameter, were diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound and color Doppler imaging at 21-34 weeks of gestation. In 1 case, due to fetal hydrops and maternal 'mirror syndrome', immediate delivery of a neonate, who was severely anemic, thrombocytopenic and had consumption coagulopathy, was required. In the other 2 pregnancies, conservative management was possible, once fetal cardiac failure and anemia were ruled out by the combination of fetal blood sampling and serial echographic and Doppler investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Chorioangioma
  • Doppler imaging
  • Fetal hydrops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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