A 32 year old woman presented with PV bleeding 17 weeks into her second pregnancy. Ultrasound confirmed foetal death in utero. A misoprostol-induced labor took place and the placenta was sent for examination. Macroscopic examination revealed a 40g relatively intact placenta showing no significant macroscopically-evident abnormalities. The foetus was morphologically unremarkable and fresh tissue was sent for genetic karyotyping.