Acute polyhydramnios and cord presentation - complication of chorioangioma of the placenta - a case report

P. C. Wong, S. Arulkumaran, S. S. Ratnam, M. Pang

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Abstract

Chorioangioma of the placenta is an uncommon benign tumor of the placenta. Large tumors are rare and they often cause increased maternal morbidity and fetal morbidity and mortality. A patient with continuous abdominal pain at 29 weeks gestation was clinically diagnosed to have acute polyhydramnios. Multiple pregnancy was suspected because of a tense uterus much larger than the dates and three palpable "fetal poles". An ultrasound examination revealed the third pole to be a large chorioangioma. She went into premature labor and a cesarean section was performed because of a cord presentation. Both mother and infant had an uneventful recovery. The complications of chorioangioma is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • Benign
  • Chorioangioma
  • Cord prolapse
  • Placenta
  • Polyhydramnios
  • tumor
  • Ultrasound

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