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Classification of Villous Maldevelopment

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • Peter Kaufmann

Abstract

The histopathology of villous maldevelopment is based on the light microscopy of paraffin sections. Thus, the normal and pathological features of the placenta are usually described in terms of the two dimensions apparent by light microscopy. These two-dimensional findings very often do not reflect the underlying three-dimensional malformation of villi, as becomes particularly obvious when considering the pathologically meaningful finding of “syncytial knotting” (Tenney—Parker changes).

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Tangential Section Maternal Anemia Villous Tree Flat Section Terminal Villus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • Peter Kaufmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Medical CenterUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Anatomie der Medizinischen FakultätRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenAachenGermany

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