Maternal floor infarction: Management of an underrecognized pathology

Nada Al-Sahan, David Grynspan, Peter von Dadelszen, Andrée Gruslin

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Maternal floor infarction is a relatively rare condition characterized clinically by severe early onset fetal growth restriction with features of uteroplacental insufficiency. It has a very high recurrence rate and carries a significant risk or fetal demise. Pathological characteristics include massive and diffuse fibrin deposition along the decidua basalis and the perivillous space of the basal plate. We present a case of recurrent maternal floor infarction and propose diagnostic clues as well as potential therapeutic options.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • diagnosis, elevated α-fetoprotein, fetal growth restriction, fibrin deposition, globular placenta, maternal floor infarction, therapy


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