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Triploid/diploid mosaicism was diagnosed following karyotyping of an infant with musculo-skeletal abnormalities delivered because of severe preeclampsia. An area of the placenta appeared unusual with histology suggestive of trophoblastic abnormality. The importance of detailed histopathological examination and ploidy and flow cytometry studies where diagnostic uncertainty exists are highlighted.


Journal article


Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol

Publication Date





233 - 235


Abnormalities, Multiple, Adult, Cesarean Section, Chromosome Aberrations, Chromosomes, Human, X, Chromosomes, Human, Y, Cytogenetics, Diploidy, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Mosaicism, Polyploidy, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimester, Second, Risk Assessment, Severity of Illness Index