[Histonet] Fetal demise placenta

mtitford <@t> aol.com mtitford <@t> aol.com
Thu Aug 6 15:53:16 CDT 2009

Maria asks about fetal demise placenta:

We gross in all fetal demise placenta (usually four blocks).If the clinicians desire genetics, they take?samples from the fetus and the placenta up on the floor. (There is only a three day window for growing fibroblasts).
The fetus gets a gross only treatment with weight, measurements and a photograph. If the clinicians or family desire an autopsy, whatever the gestational age, we have the parents sign an autopsy consent, as if for an adult.


Michael Titford
USA Pathology
Mobile AL 

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