Placental surface cyst

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 01 Jul 2020

Placental surface cysts are often related to cystic change in an area of subchorionic fibrin. They can be variable in size.

Pathology

Subtypes

Treatment and prognosis

Most placental surface cysts are associated with a normal pregnancy outcome. Cysts >4.5 cm or >3 in number are more frequently associated with intrauterine growth restriction 1.

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