Simple hydropic degeneration of the placenta
Simple hydropic degeneration of the placenta is a form hydropic degeneration of the placenta that can occur in a first trimester pregnancy loss. In this situation the serum beta HCG will tends to be low and would show a decline.
The overal sonographic appearance can vary dependant on the degree of vascular change, necrosis, haemorrhage and breakdown products of conception.
Sonographic appearances can sometimes mimic gestational trophoblastic disease 4.
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