A HISTOMORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF PLACENTAS OF COVID 19 AFFECTED PATIENTS AT A STATE COVID HOSPITAL
Keywords:inter villous fibrin, inter villous hemorrhages, ghost villi, chorangiosis
Background: Covid 19 pandemic has caused a significant death toll across the world, its effects on placental morphology are of great concern to the obstetricians and pregnant women because it effects the health of the fetus.
Objective: To study the histomorphological features of placentas and correlate with clinical features and other related studies.
Methods: A total of 151 placentas were studied from July 1st to October 15th. It is a descriptive, Cross-sectional study.
Results: Out of 151 placentas retroplacental hematomas are seen in 46 cases, central infarction in 21 cases, peripheral villus infarction in 23 cases, fetal vessel mural fibrin in one case, chorangiosis in 24 cases, inter villus fibrin in 98 cases, membranes with hemorrhage in 77, intervillus hemorrhages in 73 cases, ghost villi in 38 cases, calcifications in 53 cases.
Conclusion: Although a few cases showed features of vascular malperfusion, there is no effect on the fetus.
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