Histopathological Approach to Villous Alterations

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • Graham J. Burton
  • Rebecca N. Baergen


Evaluation of the placental villous tissue during the routine evaluation of the placenta is important to gain an overall understanding of the normalcy of the placenta and to ascertain possible disorders. If the villous structure is abnormal, this helps to direct one’s attention to certain pregnancy disturbances that may require further study.


Placental Insufficiency Villous Tree Complete Hydatidiform Mole Terminal Villus Villous Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • Graham J. Burton
    • 2
  • Rebecca N. Baergen
    • 3
  1. 1.La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Physiological LaboratoryUniversity of Cambridge Centre for Trophoblast ResearchCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine New York-Presbyterian HospitalWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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