Severe transient cardiac failure caused by placental chorangiosis.

  title={Severe transient cardiac failure caused by placental chorangiosis.},
  author={Thomas Schmitz and Bernd Opgen-Rhein and Peter Kroschwald and Gunnar Schr{\"o}der and Sven Weber and Christoph Czernik and Michael Obladen},
  volume={91 4},
BACKGROUND Chorangiomas are villous capillary tumors of the placenta with high impact on neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cardiac complications have occasionally been reported. OBJECTIVE To elucidate clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac failure caused by chorangiomas. METHOD We report a case of a newborn, in whom massive chorangiomas were associated with severe cardiac failure, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. RESULTS Chorangiosis was not diagnosed prenatally. The pre… CONTINUE READING