Chorioangioma of Placenta: A Case of Incidental Finding in Cesarean Section

Nidhi Sapolia,

Published on: 2023-10-13


Background: Chorioangioma is a benign angioma of placenta arising from chorionic tissue. Large chorioangioma are known to have adverse effects on both mother and fetus [1]. The incidence is 1% of all pregnancies. Large chorioangioma can result in polyhydramnios, hydrops fetalis, intrauterine growth retardation, sudden intrauterine fetal death, preterm labor, and neonatal death associated with congestive cardiac failure [3-5]. Case: We report a case of incidental finding of chorioangioma of placenta in a 42-year-old female with intrauterine growth restriction, and fetal distress at 39 weeks gestation that necessitated on emergency lower segment cesarean section at 39 weeks gestation. Postpartum period was uneventful. Conclusion: The high risk of morbidity and mortality associated with large chorioangiomas warrants institutional antenatal care and timely delivery.

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