The anatomy of the normal placenta.

  title={The anatomy of the normal placenta.},
  author={Berthold Huppertz},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={61 12},
The placenta is the fetal organ providing the interchange between mother and fetus. This organ needs to provide its function such as transport and secretion even during its development and thus all developmental changes need to be in accordance with its function. This review describes development of the placenta during the first few weeks of pregnancy until the villous trees with their vasculature are established. The macroscopic anatomy of the delivered placenta as well as the microscopic… CONTINUE READING


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