abruptio placenta


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abruptio placenta

[ə‚brəp·shē·o plə′sent·ə]
(medicine)
A pregnancy disorder in which the placenta separates prematurely from the uterus.
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Increased tHcy has been associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia (2-10), intrauterine growth restriction (3, 7), abruptio placenta (7), stillbirth (2, 7), and miscarriage (11).
There are higher risks of abruptio placenta, hypoglycemia and hypocalcemia, and hypoxia in labor.
This woman had abruptio placenta at delivery (36 weeks of gestation).
11-17] We evaluated 10 of these lesions and separated them for the purposes of this study into 2 categories: recent lesions (generally considered to occur within days of the time of labor and delivery), including acute chorioamnionitis, meconium-associated changes, recent chorionic vessel thrombi, changes consistent with abruptio placenta, and increased nucleated red blood cells (NRBC), and chronic lesions (generally believed to have their onset long before labor and delivery), including avascular villi, chronic villitis, perivillous fibrin, changes consistent with maternal vascular underperfusion, and diffuse chorioamnionic hemosiderosis.