Products of conception
Products of conception, abbreviated POC, is medical term used for the tissue derived from the union of an egg and a sperm. It encompasses anembryonic gestation (blighted ovum) which does not have a viable embryo.
The term in surgical pathology implies the presence of normal chorionic villi and the absence of trophoblastic pathology, e.g. complete hydatidiform mole.Embryonal or fetal parts may or may not be present.