Endometrial Polyp of the Placental Fetal Membranes: Report of a Case

Maria Luisa C Policarpio-nicolas, Yanjun Hou, Laura O. Rabinowitz, Philip T. Valente

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Endometrial polyps embedded in the fetal membranes have only rarely been described. A review of the English literature showed only one abstract describing this occurrence and to the best of our knowledge, there have been no other publications of this entity. Herein we present a case of a 37-yr-old woman with a history prior abortion and complicated pregnancy (type 2 diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia) who delivered by cesarean section. Although the placenta did not show hypertensive vasculopathic changes or other pathologic findings, an endometrial polyp embedded within the fetal membranes was present. Recognition of this rarely reported entity is important in order to avoid confusion with a significant neoplastic process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e13-e15
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020


  • Endometrial polyp
  • Fetal membranes
  • Placenta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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