Villous Maldevelopment

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


Histopathology is most commonly based on the analysis of paraffin sections, and thus the normal and pathological features of the placenta are usually described on the basis of two-dimensional appearances. Often, these appearances do not accurately reflect the underlying three-dimensional configuration of villi, as becomes particularly obvious when considering the finding of “syncytial knotting.”


Tangential Section HELLP Syndrome Spiral Artery Maternal Anemia Villous Tree 
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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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