Histopathological Approach to Villous Alterations

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • Peter Kaufmann


Evaluation of the placental villous tissue during routine evaluation of the placenta is important in order to gain an overall understanding of the normalcy of the placenta and to ascertain possible disorders. If the villous structure is abnormal, it helps to direct one’s attention to certain pregnancy disturbances that may require further study.


Placental Insufficiency Placental Villus Villous Tree Terminal Villus Villous Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • Peter Kaufmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Medical CenterUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Anatomie der Medizinischen FakultätRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenAachenGermany

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