Quantitative study of placental villi in trisomy by analytical morphometry.

OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between morphologic features of placental villi and the occurrence of trisomy. STUDY DESIGN We selected 9 placentas with genetically diagnosed trisomy 21 and 6 normal placentas of matched gestational age. The 150 selected villi underwent a morphometric study using the Shape Analytical Morphometry system, availing… CONTINUE READING