Placental gross / microscopic abnormalities, nonneoplastic
Uteroplacental insufficiency

Topic Completed: 1 October 2011

Minor changes: 18 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Uteroplacental insufficiency[title]

Mandolin S. Ziadie, M.D.
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Cite this page: Ziadie MS. Uteroplacental insufficiency. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Inadequate placental perfusion causing an increased risk of fetal growth restriction, premature birth and stillbirth
  • Various causes, including abnormal implantation / development, maternal vascular disease, etc.
Gross description
  • Placenta may be small for gestational age
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