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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 1, September 2014 pp 86-90

Research Article

Morphometry of placenta in pregnancy induced hypertension

Vaishali S. Mandhana1, G. A. Shroff2, A. A. Panse3, Suvarna A. Gulanikar4

1,4Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, Department of Anatomy, M.G.M. Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Introduction: Well being of Fetus is mainly dependent on the efficiency of Placenta, as it is the only connection between the mother and fetus. Examination of Placenta can give an idea about prenatal experiences of Fetus. As hypertensive disorders are very common in pregnancy present study is carried out to compare the morphometric changes occurring in placenta in normotensive and hypertensive group of mothers. (Pregnancy induced Hypertension).A total of 100 Placentae, 50 from normotensive and 50 from PIH mothers studied with respect to their surface area, Volume, and weight. Fetal weight was also noted in each case. It was found that as compared to Normal / Control group Placenta of PIH was significantly small. All the dimensions including its surface area, Volume and weight were significantly decreased. And this in turn significantly decreased the weight of fetus at birth