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Is the placental disk really an ellipse?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23375234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The mean surface shape of placenta is round and common abnormalities of shape are associated with vascular abnormalities and reduced placental functional efficiency. A long-standing approach is to describe shapes as elliptic, and to quantify them by "length" and "breadth". We test this description in two cohorts: National Collaborative Perinatal Project and Pregnancy, Infection and Nutrition Study. We conclude that quantifying placental shape as elliptic is ambiguous and problematic. The "breadth" of the placenta should be interpreted as a combination of two different measurements: placental size and irregularity of the placental surface. It has no intrinsic functional significance.
Authors:
M Yampolsky; C M Salafia; D P Misra; O Shlakhter; J S Gill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Placenta     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Placenta     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-18     Completed Date:  2013-08-29     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006349     Medline TA:  Placenta     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Birth Weight
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Organ Size
Placenta / anatomy & histology*,  blood supply
Pregnancy
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R43 HD066952/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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