Title

The chorionic bump: etiologic insights from two pathologic pregnancies.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2016

Institution/Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pathology

Journal Title

Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU

MeSH Headings

Abortion, Eugenic, Adult, Chorion, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18, Female, Hematoma, Humans, Middle Aged, Placenta, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Trimester, First, Pregnancy, Ectopic, Trisomy, Trisomy 18 Syndrome, Ultrasonography, Prenatal, Young Adult

ISSN

1097-0096

Abstract

The clinical significance and etiology of the chorionic bump remain unclear. We describe two pregnancies characterized by chorionic bumps, which subsequently were diagnosed with a complete mole and trisomy 18, respectively. We hypothesize that placental pathology, including edema and hydropic villi, may contribute to or cause the sonographic finding of some chorionic bumps. An association between chorionic bumps and aneuploidy awaits future study. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 44:452-454, 2016.

Comments

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

First Page

452

Last Page

454

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