Research Article| Volume 15, ISSUE 3, P611-629, September 1995

Selected Vascular Lesions of the Placenta

  • Deborah J. Gersell
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    From the Department of Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
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      The double circulation of the placenta results in great diversity in the morphologic expression of vascular lesions. Although the etiology and pathogenesis of many of these lesions are not completely understood, it is clear that some have potentially serious implications for fetal well-being. This article focuses on the diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of selected placental vascular lesions.
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