Extravillous Trophoblast, Trophoblastic Invasion, and Fibrinoid

  • Rebecca N. Baergen


The nonvillous parts of the placenta include the chorionic plate, cell islands, cell columns, placental septa, basal plate, marginal zone, and fibrinoid deposits (Fig. 8.1). These structures do not participate in maternofetal exchange, but have mechanical and metabolic functions.


Cell Column Trophoblastic Cell Trophoblastic Invasion Placenta Accreta Extravillous Trophoblast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca N. Baergen
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  1. 1.New York Presbyterian Hospital—Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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