Clinical difficulties and forensic diagnosis: histopathological pitfalls of villus mesenchymal dysplasia in the third trimester causing foetal death.

@article{Ventura2013ClinicalDA,
  title={Clinical difficulties and forensic diagnosis: histopathological pitfalls of villus mesenchymal dysplasia in the third trimester causing foetal death.},
  author={Francesco Ventura and Mariangela Rutigliani and Carlo Bellini and Alessandro Bonsignore and Ezio Fulcheri},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={229 1-3},
  pages={e35-41}
}
In this article, the authors present a case of intrauterine foetal death (IUFD). The post-mortem histologic examination revealed placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD), a rare human placental disorder. Moreover, cases of PMD are often misdiagnosed as partial mole. The mother was a 26-year-old Italian, whose pregnancy, her first, had been uneventful until… CONTINUE READING