A study of placenta in relation to birth weight and gestational age
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A study on 469 placentae was undertaken. The mean weight of the placenta was found to be higher for males as compared to females. The placental weight increased with the increase in birth weight and gestational age. The macroscopic placental abnormalities were detected only in 21 (4.4%) cases and included infarction, retroplacental haematomas, calcification, yellow stained placentae, friable and degenerated placentae and battle-dore placentae. No correlation between the birth weight and macroscopic abnormalities of the placentae was detected in either of the gestational groups.
KeywordsBirth Weight Intrauterine Growth Retardation Placental Weight Placental Insufficiency Gestational Group
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