Advanced

Placental histology and fetal blood flow in intrauterine growth retardation

Laurini, Ricardo LU ; Laurin, J and Marsal, Karel LU (1994) In Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica 73(7). p.529-534
Abstract
OBJECTIVE. To define the histological lesions in the placenta associated with abnormal blood flow findings and to evaluate their possible clinical significance. DESIGN. A prospective blind study. SETTING. A clinical study at a teaching hospital, Malmo General Hospital, University of Lund, Sweden, morphological studies of placentas being performed at the Institute of Pathology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. MATERIAL. Thirty-seven pregnancies where intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) was suspected. METHODS. Blood velocimetry of the fetal descending aorta, umbilical artery and vein, and the maternal arcuate artery, using 2.5 MHz pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound. Histological examination of at least five random samples from each... (More)
OBJECTIVE. To define the histological lesions in the placenta associated with abnormal blood flow findings and to evaluate their possible clinical significance. DESIGN. A prospective blind study. SETTING. A clinical study at a teaching hospital, Malmo General Hospital, University of Lund, Sweden, morphological studies of placentas being performed at the Institute of Pathology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. MATERIAL. Thirty-seven pregnancies where intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) was suspected. METHODS. Blood velocimetry of the fetal descending aorta, umbilical artery and vein, and the maternal arcuate artery, using 2.5 MHz pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound. Histological examination of at least five random samples from each placenta. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Frequency of small-for-gestational age (SGA) newborns (birth weight < or = mean -2 s.d.) and of operative delivery for fatal distress. RESULTS. Only the presence of placental infarction was significantly associated with IUGR and with intrauterine findings of abnormal blood velocity in the fetal descending aorta and umbilical artery. CONCLUSION. Placental infarction would seem to be a valuable morphological marker of uteroplacental vascular disease related to IUGR and impaired fetal and umbilical blood flow. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
volume
73
issue
7
pages
529 - 534
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
external identifiers
  • pmid:8079602
  • scopus:0028086296
ISSN
1600-0412
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
43877859-7f89-4d3b-b855-d10771d9c4a2 (old id 1108668)
date added to LUP
2008-07-24 14:37:51
date last changed
2017-09-03 04:28:40
@article{43877859-7f89-4d3b-b855-d10771d9c4a2,
  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE. To define the histological lesions in the placenta associated with abnormal blood flow findings and to evaluate their possible clinical significance. DESIGN. A prospective blind study. SETTING. A clinical study at a teaching hospital, Malmo General Hospital, University of Lund, Sweden, morphological studies of placentas being performed at the Institute of Pathology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. MATERIAL. Thirty-seven pregnancies where intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) was suspected. METHODS. Blood velocimetry of the fetal descending aorta, umbilical artery and vein, and the maternal arcuate artery, using 2.5 MHz pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound. Histological examination of at least five random samples from each placenta. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Frequency of small-for-gestational age (SGA) newborns (birth weight &lt; or = mean -2 s.d.) and of operative delivery for fatal distress. RESULTS. Only the presence of placental infarction was significantly associated with IUGR and with intrauterine findings of abnormal blood velocity in the fetal descending aorta and umbilical artery. CONCLUSION. Placental infarction would seem to be a valuable morphological marker of uteroplacental vascular disease related to IUGR and impaired fetal and umbilical blood flow.},
  author       = {Laurini, Ricardo and Laurin, J and Marsal, Karel},
  issn         = {1600-0412},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {529--534},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Placental histology and fetal blood flow in intrauterine growth retardation},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {1994},
}