It is the mission of The Division of Perinatal Pathology at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to perform fetal and neonatal autopsies for all of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals in order to determine the cause of death and to identify diseases with implications for current family members or future pregnancies. This mission further extends to the analysis of placentas from living infants and the examination of elective terminations. With the permission granted by families, Perinatal Pathology supports medical research into developmental disorders and pregnancy complications and furthers the education of pathology residents and medical students. These investigations carefully scrutinize the clinical history and anatomic findings for potential improvements in patient care practices and strive to bring these avenues for improvement to the appropriate forums for implementation of the highest possible excellence in patient care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Multifocal chorangiomatosis of the placenta