The Pathology of the Human Placenta

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • Shirley G. Driscoll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 98-99
  3. Benirschke, Driscoll
    Pages 100-105
  4. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 106-134
  5. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 135-151
  6. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 187-275
  7. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 276-298
  8. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 299-311
  9. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 312-338
  10. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 339-389
  11. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 390-401
  12. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 402-436
  13. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 444-476
  14. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 477-526
  15. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 527-552
  16. Kurt Benirschke, Shirley G. Driscoll
    Pages 553-571
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 572-616

About this book

Introduction

This presentation of the diseases of the placenta differs in many ways from the first such treatment in these volumes by the eminent Robert Meyer. It is a deliberate attempt to bring together the practical information which has been gathered about the pathology of this complex organ and to make it available to the practicing pathologist as well as clinician. Despite the ready availability of the placenta for study, the pathologist is often ill-prepared to interpret lesions which he may find. Moreover, it has been difficult for him to find reference material, published commonly in journals and books with which he is not familiar. Further­ more, the interpretation of lesions affecting the placenta seemed less challenging since the organ had served its function, was to be discarded and presumably little of significance could be expected from such a retrospective study. Recently, with new emphasis on maternal and fetal health and disease, it has become apparent that knowledge of pathologic changes in the placenta often provides a unique insight into antenatal events. Thus, there has been an abundance of publications in this field in recent years, several in book form. These and the most important older investigations on the morbid anatomy of the human pla­ centa are here reviewed. This book has been written with a special point of view, however, which reflects our own bias.

Keywords

Grading anatomy carcinoma cell chemistry diseases embryo fetus genetics health nomenclature pathogenesis pathology placenta tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • Shirley G. Driscoll
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Boston Lying - In HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-9809-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9811-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-9809-0
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