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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-18

Hypertensive disorders affecting the morphometry of placenta

Department of Anatomy, USM-KLE IMP, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Sharmishtha Ghodke
Department of Anatomy, USM-KLE IMP, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.96464

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The placenta reflects the changes due to maternal hypertension, as it is a mirror of the maternal and fetal status. The study of a hundred placentae was conducted, to find out the morbid changes in the placentae of hypertensive mothers, in comparison to those of mothers with normal pregnancies. In gross appearance the placentae of mothers with PIH (Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension) were smaller and irregular. Surface area and volume showed reduction in the placentae of PIH mothers. Thus, the severity of hypertension adversely affects both fetal and placental outcome.

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