Skip to Main Content

Pediatric & Placental Pathology

The Pediatric and Placental Pathology Program specializes in the evaluation of tissue specimens from patients of pediatric age (0-18 years), and from perinatal specimens including evaluation of fetal malformations and placentas.

We diagnose solid tumors specific of infancy and pediatric age, and evaluate liver biopsies for cholestatic disease of infancy and pediatric liver transplants. We specialize in the evaluation of gastrointestinal biopsies of pediatric patients with particular interest in Hirschsprung disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease, and pediatric idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. The perinatal portion of the service provides evaluation of placentas in addition to evaluation of fetal malformations in collaboration with the Yale maternal fetal medicine service.

Our Services

Our services include:

  • Examination of developmental, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic disorders of childhood; Hirschsprung disease; small “blue round cell” tumors; congenital malformations, including cardiac and other system
  • Placental pathology
  • Electron microscopy and biochemical studies of metabolic disorders
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Advanced molecular diagnosis