Ultrastructural observations of chorionic villi at term in diabetic women.

@article{Kami1984UltrastructuralOO,
  title={Ultrastructural observations of chorionic villi at term in diabetic women.},
  author={Keiichiro Kami and Takao Mitsui},
  journal={The Tokai journal of experimental and clinical medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={53-67}
}
An electron microscopic study has been performed on placentas from women with maternal diabetes. None of the patients had suffered from any of the hypertensive complications of pregnancy (White's class A). Most villous trophoblasts were morphologically normal and showed features suggestive of normal or increased synthetic transport and excretory activity. These cells appeared to be far more "active" than their counterparts in normal term placentas in that many contained Golgi bodies that were… CONTINUE READING