Prenatal diagnosis of multiple large subchorionic placental cysts with intracystic hemorraghe

Keywords:

intrauterine growth restriction , placental cyst, pregnancy, ultrasound


Published online: Jun 06 2018

I. Witters1 , P. Sieprath1 , C. Van Holsbeke1, C. Theyskens2 , K. Deraedt3

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk (ZOL), Genk, Belgium;
2 Neonatology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk (ZOL), Genk, Belgium;
3 Department of Pathology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk (ZOL), Genk, Belgium.

Correspondence at: ingrid.witters@skynet.be

Abstract

Subchorionic placental cysts occur in up to 5% of pregnancies. Large and numerous placental cysts increase the risk for intrauterine growth restriction. We describe a case with large multiple subchorionic placental cysts complicated by intracystic hemorraghe and fetal growth restriction.