Atypical cellular chorangioma: A potential diagnostic pitfall with worrisome aspects but a favorable prognosis

Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Paola Calamaro, Cristina Vignale, Gianni Novaro, Lucia Penna, Ezio Fulcheri

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Abstract

Chorangiomas are rather frequent neoplasms encountered on placental examination but in rare cases they present some worrisome histological features that could alarm the pathologist and be misinterpreted as a malignant neoplasm, even if their biological behavior is favorable. We describe an unusual chorangioma with high cellularity and abundant mitosis that, after careful examination and postpartum follow-up, showed benign clinical course for mother and child confirming previous reported cases. This type of tumor is known in the literature as atypical cellular chorangioma and its identification is important in order to exclude potentially dangerous overtreatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-368
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Atypical cellular chorangioma
  • Chorangioma
  • Placenta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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