Placenta Dysfunction

Placenta Dysfunction - (or hydatid mole, mola hytadidosa),...

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Placenta Dysfunction Dysfunctions of the Placenta Position / Development Growth Transport toxic substances Blood flow compromised Many are unintentional outcomes of normal physiologic processes Dysfunction 1 Inappropriate site o Ectopic o Praevia (the placenta is attached to the uterine wall close to or covering the cervix) Incomplete invasion-impaired utero-placental flow / placental insufficiency / pre-eclampsia Uncontrolled invasion- accreta, increta, percreta Dysfunction 2 Uncontrolled growth Gestational trophoblastic disease Molar / choriocarcinoma hCG is marker Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy, characterized by the presence of a hydatidiform mole
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Unformatted text preview: (or hydatid mole, mola hytadidosa), an anomalous growth containing a nonviable embryo which implants and proliferates within the uterus. A hydatidiform mole is removed upon diagnosis because there is some risk that it may develop into choriocarcinoma, a form of cancer. Transport • Smoke • Drugs- e.g. cocaine • Alcohol – leading to Foetal alcohol syndrome • Infectious agents – e.g. rubella • Antibodies-Rh disease Utero-placental Flow • Impairment-maternal vascular disease • Mechanical-IVC compression • Volume-maternal haemorrhage / hydration • Pathology- patterns of foetal growth restriction • Foetal death...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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