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Idiopathic arterial calcification in a stillborn complicated by pleural hemorrhage and hydrops fetalis.
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PMID:  1536617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of idiopathic arterial calcification in a stillborn. As usually noted in this rare entity, the pregnancy was complicated by a polyhydramnios. The postmortem examination showed generalized arterial calcification, periarticular calcific deposits, and a large pleural hemorrhage. The causes of fetal hydrops in idiopathic infantile calcification are discussed, and, in the present case, the absence of myocardial ischemic lesion suggests that the fetal hydrops and the fetal death could have been caused by the bulky blood clot that was present in the right pleural cavity. The pathogenesis remains undetermined, but a primitive inherent defect of the elastic elements seems to initiate this disorder.
D Carles; F Serville; J P Dubecq; E M Alberti; J Horovitz; W Weichhold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-20     Completed Date:  1992-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Unités de Foetopathologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology
Arteries / pathology*
Calcinosis / complications*,  pathology
Fetal Death / pathology*
Hemorrhage / complications*,  pathology
Hydrops Fetalis / complications*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Pleural Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Pulmonary Artery / pathology
Splenic Artery / pathology

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