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Alterations of the Fetal Capillary Bed in the Guinea Pig Placenta Following Long-Term Hypoxia

  • I. Scheffen
  • P. Kaufmann
  • L. Philippens
  • R. Leiser
  • C. Geisen
  • K. Mottaghy
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 277)

Abstract

Several pathohistological studies (Chabes et al., 1967; Salvatore, 1968; Hölzl et al., 1974; Kaufmann, 1982; Jackson et al., 1988; Kaufmann et al., 1988) concerning the maturation of the human placental villi provide evidence that there is a mutual relation between terminal villus development and capillary growth. Two types of fetal villous hyper-capillarisation have been described (Kaufmann et al., 1988) which are combined with typical patterns of terminal villus malformations:
  • Type a: abnormally long, largely unbranched, highly dilated capillary loops, and

  • Type b: dense, highly branched capillary networks, composed of short, narrow capillaries.

Keywords

Human Placenta Fetal Blood Hypoxic Group Capillary Growth Fetal Vessel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Scheffen
    • 1
  • P. Kaufmann
    • 1
  • L. Philippens
    • 1
  • R. Leiser
    • 2
  • C. Geisen
    • 3
  • K. Mottaghy
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Anatomy, Medical FacultyTechnical University of AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Physiology, Medical FacultyTechnical University of AachenAachenGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Veterinary AnatomyBerneCH

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