publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Placental pathology: a systematic approach with clinical correlations.

Redline, R.W.;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008 Journal: Placenta, volume 29, pages 86-91 (issn: 0143-4004, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Despite advances over the past 25 years in the monitoring of in utero fetal status, the gravid uterus remains a “black box” integrating underlying genetic risk factors, preexisting maternal disease, and injurious extrinsic events in a poorly understood way to produce an evolving state linked to pregnancy outcome. It is currently believed that many short- and long-term adverse pregnancy outcomes and even some long-term chronic diseases extending into adult life are at least in part determined by processes occurring during intrauterine life. The placenta has been described as a “diary of intrauterine life” and has the potential to illuminate many aspects ...
free text keywords: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Developmental Biology, Reproductive Medicine
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