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2008-03-18-18 Bilobate placenta © Manson www.thefetus.net/
Bilobate placenta

Francois Manson, MD.

Fécamp, France.

 

Case report 

Following images show a case of bilobate placenta diagnosed at 22 weeks and confirmed after birth. Search for low laying placental insertion and vasa praevia was negative.

Images 1, 2: The images show both parts of the placenta with the anterior (*) and posterior (**) lobes. They are almost of the same size which is a characteristic feature of bilobate placentas.

 

Images 3, 4: Power Doppler scans showing the sub-amniotic vessels joining the two placental lobes.

 

Image 5: Cord insertion on the anterior placental lobe.

 

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