Pathophysiology of intrauterine growth retardation: role of the placenta.

  title={Pathophysiology of intrauterine growth retardation: role of the placenta.},
  author={Giorgio Pardi and Anna Maria Marconi and Irene Cetin},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
The placenta is essential for normal fetal development. Failure of the placenta can result in many fetal conditions, for example, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). Placentas from pregnancies complicated by IUGR show vascular damage, which may lead to the onset of pregnancy-induced maternal hypertension. Accurate placental assessment may, therefore, indicate which fetuses are at risk of IUGR and so improve clinical evaluation and management of both the fetus and the mother. Placental… CONTINUE READING


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