Funisitis

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Funisitis is inflammation of Wharton's jelly, the connective tissue of the umbilical cord. It is typically seen in conjunction of chorioamnionitis.

General

Microscopic

Features:

  • Neutrophils in the vessels of the umbilical cord and Wharton's jelly.

Note:

  • Wharton's jelly = connective tissue of the umbilical cord.

DDx:

Grading funisitis

Funisitis:[1]

  1. Focal inflammation.
  2. Diffuse inflammation.
  3. Necrosis - in umbilical vessels or Wharton jelly.

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PLACENTA, UMBILICAL CORD AND FETAL MEMBRANES, BIRTH:
- CHORIOAMNIONITIS.
- THREE VESSEL UMBILICAL CORD WITH FUNISITIS.
- PLACENTAL DISC WITH THIRD TRIMESTER VILLI.
- TWO THROMBI OF THE PLACENTAL DISC (LARGEST 0.9 CM - MAXIMAL DIMENSION).

See also

References

  1. Mills, Stacey E; Carter, Darryl; Greenson, Joel K; Oberman, Harold A; Reuter, Victor E (2004). Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology (4th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 2311. ISBN 978-0781740517.