intervillous spaces


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intervillous spaces

[¦in·tər′vil·əs ′spās·əz]
(histology)
Spaces in the placenta which communicate with the maternal blood vessels.
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4] Laminated intervillous thrombi (linear streaks of fibrin with degenerating red and white blood cells in between) are thought to be caused by leakage of fetal blood into the intervillous spaces via defects in the trophoblast, usually occurring at varying times and leading to clotting of mixed fetal-maternal blood as a mechanism to limit fetal blood loss and fetomaternal bleeding.
The absence of 2 stage of spiral arterial invasion causes dysfunctional perfusion of intervillous spaces with oxidative and hemodynamic stress.
Accumulation of infected erythrocytes in placental intervillous spaces characterizes malaria during pregnancy (3).
27) suggest that TM plays an important role in preserving the role of stromal myofibroblasts in villous contractility and modulation of the intervillous spaces affecting both foetal and maternal circulation (28, 29).
Maternal blood enters the intervillous spaces through the spiral arterioles and bathes the chorionic villi.
The pathogenesis of PE, although poorly understood, has been associated with apoptotic change of the villous trophoblasts (11), possibly secondary to inadequate oxygenation of blood within the intervillous spaces (10).