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Placenta

Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic

Circummarginate placenta


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 October 2011, last major update September 2011
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Definition
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● Insertion of the membranes away from the placenta without a distinct ridge at the point of insertion
● More common in multigravid pregnancies

Gross description
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● Like circumvallate placentas, the point of membrane insertion is inside the edge of the disc
● However, no firm ridge at the site of insertion is present
● The margin is thin and flat

End of Placenta > Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic > Circummarginate placenta


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