Placental pathology: a neglected link between basic disease mechanisms and untoward pregnancy outcome.

@article{Redline1995PlacentalPA,
  title={Placental pathology: a neglected link between basic disease mechanisms and untoward pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Raymond W Redline},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
The long-term goal of examining placentas from patients with adverse pregnancy outcomes has always been to understand better the basic underlying disease processes involved. Through a consideration of clinical, sonographic, laboratory, and anatomic pathological data this goal is now being realized. Placental pathology in the following four clinical scenarios is reviewed: preterm labor, intrauterine growth retardation, intrauterine fetal demise, and birth asphyxia with long-term adverse sequela.