Perinatoloji Dergisi 2005; 1(1): 55-58

Online published date : 1 March 2005

Chorioangioma: a case report


Başak Baksu*, Eser Ağar*, İnci Davas*, Canan Tanık**


*Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Kliniği, İstanbul, ** Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, İstanbul


Background: A case of abruptio placenta as a rare complication of chorioangiomas which are seen in 1% of pregnancies is presented to remind this entity again.

Case: Thirtyseven-years-old patient with 27 weeks and 5 days of gestation was hospitalized due to vaginal bleeding and uterine tenderness. A placenta of 30x25x3.5 centimeter in size with partially detached areas was observed with ultrasonography. A female newborn weighing 1000 gr. with first minute apgar score of four and fifth minute score of eight was delivered with cesarean section.

Conclusion: Since both maternal and fetal prognosis is poor in more than half of the patients with chorioangiomas, antenetal diagnosis and follow up is important. By this way, both maternal and fetal complications can be reduced.


Placenta, abruption, chorioangioma