The aim of this study was, firstly, to analyze the histopathological characteristics of placentas in women with uneventful pregnancies and affected by COVID-19 at the time of delivery; and secondly, to correlate histological findings to maternal and neonatal characteristics. In our single-center prospective observational study, 46 placentas from term uncomplicated singleton pregnancies of patients with a documented SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of delivery underwent histological examination. Despite a normal feto-maternal outcome, most of the placentas (82.6%) presented signs of maternal vascular malperfusion, while features of fetal vascular malperfusion were found in 54% of cases. No correlation was detected between maternal and neonatal characteristics and the severity of blood circulation disease, and abnormal findings were also described in asymptomatic patients. Moreover, we did not find any maternal symptoms or clinical details allowing for the prediction of abnormal placental findings in pregnancy complicated by COVID-19 infection. Our results suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy could lead to acute placental dysfunction.

Characteristics of Placental Histopathology in Women with Uncomplicated Pregnancies Affected by SARS-CoV-2 Infection at the Time of Delivery: A Single-Center Experience / Sarno, Laura; Locci, Mariavittoria; Fulgione, Caterina; Perillo, Francesca; Dell'Isola, Angela; Mantelli, Dalila; Sibillo, Cristina; Saccone, Gabriele; Maruotti, Giuseppe Maria; Terracciano, Daniela; Bifulco, Giuseppe; Guida, Maurizio; D'Armiento, Maria. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - 10:12(2022), p. 3003. [10.3390/biomedicines10123003]

Characteristics of Placental Histopathology in Women with Uncomplicated Pregnancies Affected by SARS-CoV-2 Infection at the Time of Delivery: A Single-Center Experience

Sarno, Laura;Locci, Mariavittoria;Fulgione, Caterina;Mantelli, Dalila;Saccone, Gabriele;Maruotti, Giuseppe Maria;Terracciano, Daniela;Bifulco, Giuseppe;Guida, Maurizio;D'Armiento, Maria
2022

Abstract

The aim of this study was, firstly, to analyze the histopathological characteristics of placentas in women with uneventful pregnancies and affected by COVID-19 at the time of delivery; and secondly, to correlate histological findings to maternal and neonatal characteristics. In our single-center prospective observational study, 46 placentas from term uncomplicated singleton pregnancies of patients with a documented SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of delivery underwent histological examination. Despite a normal feto-maternal outcome, most of the placentas (82.6%) presented signs of maternal vascular malperfusion, while features of fetal vascular malperfusion were found in 54% of cases. No correlation was detected between maternal and neonatal characteristics and the severity of blood circulation disease, and abnormal findings were also described in asymptomatic patients. Moreover, we did not find any maternal symptoms or clinical details allowing for the prediction of abnormal placental findings in pregnancy complicated by COVID-19 infection. Our results suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy could lead to acute placental dysfunction.
2022
Characteristics of Placental Histopathology in Women with Uncomplicated Pregnancies Affected by SARS-CoV-2 Infection at the Time of Delivery: A Single-Center Experience / Sarno, Laura; Locci, Mariavittoria; Fulgione, Caterina; Perillo, Francesca; Dell'Isola, Angela; Mantelli, Dalila; Sibillo, Cristina; Saccone, Gabriele; Maruotti, Giuseppe Maria; Terracciano, Daniela; Bifulco, Giuseppe; Guida, Maurizio; D'Armiento, Maria. - In: BIOMEDICINES. - ISSN 2227-9059. - 10:12(2022), p. 3003. [10.3390/biomedicines10123003]
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