The influence of mode of fixation on morphometrical data derived from terminal villi in the human placenta at term: a comparison of immersion and perfusion fixation.

@article{Burton1987TheIO,
  title={The influence of mode of fixation on morphometrical data derived from terminal villi in the human placenta at term: a comparison of immersion and perfusion fixation.},
  author={Graham J Burton and S C Ingram and Marion E. Palmer},
  journal={Placenta},
  year={1987},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={37-51}
}
The placenta is a highly vascular organ which is subjected to a variable degree of compression during delivery. Partial collapse of the fetal capillary network inevitably results, and this has significant effect upon the maternofetal diffusion distance. Fixation via a dual perfusion system operating at physiological pressures can redistend the vascular tree… CONTINUE READING