Acute villitis

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Acute villitis, also acute placental villitis, is an uncommon pathology of the placenta.

General

Microscopic

Features:

  • Neutrophils in the villous stroma - key feature.
  • +/-Features suggestive a particular infective etiology.
    • Cytoplasmic inclusion +/-owl's eye nucleus (CMV).

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See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bae, GE.; Yoon, N.; Choi, M.; Hwang, S.; Hwang, H.; Kim, JS.. "Acute Placental Villitis as Evidence of Fetal Sepsis: An Autopsy Case Report.". Pediatr Dev Pathol 19 (2): 165-8. doi:10.2350/15-06-1656-CR.1. PMID 26457860.