Evaluation of the First-Trimester Products of Conception

  title={Evaluation of the First-Trimester Products of Conception},
  author={Rebecca N. Baergen},
  • Rebecca N. Baergen
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Early abortion specimens are one of the most common specimens submitted to pathology. They are quite varied in their composition, as they may consist of blood clot, decidua, fragmented villous tissue, and fetal parts in various combinations. There may be minimal tissue, a completely intact gestational sac, or anything in between. Evaluation of these specimens is enhanced by an understanding of the purpose of pathologic examination, and how it may be helpful to both the patient and the clinician… CONTINUE READING

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