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Placenta

Umbilical cord

Marginal insertion


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 November 2011, last major update November 2011
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Definition
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● Insertion of the umbilical cord at the edge of the disc
● Also known as Battledore placenta
● Occurs in approximately 7% of placentas
● Uncertain clinical significance

Gross images
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Marginal insertion of umbilical cord

End of Placenta > Umbilical cord > Marginal insertion


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