Physiologic, histologic, and imaging features of retained products of conception.

  title={Physiologic, histologic, and imaging features of retained products of conception.},
  author={Mark A Sellmyer and Terry S. Desser and Katherine E. Maturen and R. Brooke Jeffrey and Aya Kamaya},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={33 3},
Retained products of conception (RPOC) are a common and treatable complication after delivery or termination of pregnancy. The pathologic diagnosis of RPOC is made based on the presence of chorionic villi, which indicates persistent placental or trophoblastic tissue. In the setting of postpartum hemorrhage, however, distinguishing RPOC from bleeding related to normal postpartum lochia or uterine atony can be clinically challenging. Ultrasonographic (US) evaluation can be particularly helpful in… CONTINUE READING
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