Placenta: Chronicle of intrauterine growth restriction

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Abstract

The foundation for adult health is laid in utero and requires a healthy placenta. A common manifestation of abnormal placental development is impaired fetal growth. While placental pathology is the final common denominator in many cases of fetal growth restriction, a variety of discreet lesions have been described involving both the maternal and fetal circulations at their confluence in the placenta. Detailed examination of the placenta provides a means of elucidating the pathophysiology of poor fetal growth. This is an essential step in developing effective strategies for the prediction, prevention, and possible treatment of the growth restricted fetus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
JournalF1000 Medicine Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2010

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