Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Bilobate placenta. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentabilobate.html. Accessed August 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Two lobes of equal size, separated by fetal membranes or connected by narrow isthmus of placental tissue
- Umbilical cord inserts in the membranes between the two discs and is at risk for rupture
- If incompletely removed, there is a risk of maternal postpartum hemorrhage
- Two lobes of equal size separated by membranes