Villous histomorphometry and placental bed biopsy investigation in Type I diabetic pregnancies.

Abstract

Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type I) is associated with disregulation of the glucose and oxygen metabolic pathways during pregnancy, both of which affect placental villous development. Term complete placentas and placental bed biopsies, between 37 and 40 weeks, from 12 singleton pregnancies complicated by Type I diabetes were collected following… (More)

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