Placental Problems

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Features

- Organ connecting foetus to uterine wall during pregnancy

- Site of maternal to foteal communication: O2, nutrients, wastes, immune cells, hormones..

- Foetal part = chorion frondosum

- Maternal part = decidua basalis

- Averages 22cm long, 2.5cm thick, 500 grams

 

Problems

- Retained Placenta

- Placenta Accreta

- Placenta Praevia

- Vasa Praevia

- Velamentous cord insertion

- Placental Insufficiency

- Succenturiate placental lobe

- Placental Abruption