Is pathologic confirmation of placental abruption more reliable in cases due to chronic etiologies compared with acute etiologies?

BACKGROUND Pathology laboratories often receive requests for confirmation of abruption; however, pathologically, abruption can only be confirmed by the presence of adherent blood clot on the maternal surface that is indenting the underlying placental parenchyma. DESIGN We evaluated whether abruptions due to more chronic underlying medical conditions are… CONTINUE READING