PLACENTA - Velamentous insertion of umbilical cord

The specimen is a placenta measuring 10.5 cm in maximum extent with an attached portion of umbilical cord. The umbilical vessels leave the cord and run between the amnion and smooth chorion before reaching the placenta. The features are those of a velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord. There is a moderate degree of retroplacental haemorrhage.
Retroplacental haemorrhage with fetal death at 24 weeks gestation.