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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rID: 24629
System: Obstetrics
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Simple hydropic placental degeneration
  • Simple hydropic degeneration
  • Simple hydropic degeneration of placenta

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