Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

- Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016) Volume 6, Issue 52

Placental Weight and Fetal Outcome in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Placenta is a vital organ for maintaining normal pregnancy and promote normal foetal development. Being an organ of vital importance for continuation of pregnancy and foetal nutrition, it has evoked great interest among pathologist, anatomist and obstetrist to study this organ in various pregnancy induced abnormalities. Placenta reflects maternal and foetal status. So the complete examination of placenta reflects about causes of change in placenta and causes of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality. Toxemia of pregnancy / pregnancy induced hypertension(PIH) is one of the leading cause of death among mothers and foetuses. Various studies on placenta have shown that placental weight is directly related to foetal weight. Placenta in PIH mothers is irregular, small in size with marginal attachment of umbilical cord. So the present study shall be done to record data on morphology, morphometry of placenta and its correlation with birth weight in normal and PIH patients in Raichur urban.

Author(s): Kumari G, Singh R

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