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placental thrombosis

Tuesday 10 January 2006

Whether the thrombosis is arterial or venous should be specified when possible.

The location(s) of the thrombosis should be specified as to whether it is at the umbilical level, chorionic plate level, or stem vessel vascular level, or any combination thereof.

It may be unclear whether the fetal venous or arterial circulations are affected. However, in the chorionic plate arteries overlie corresponding veins and thrombosed vessels are thus potentially grossly distinguishable from one another.

Specification of the location(s) of the thrombosis may clarify whether thrombosis located anywhere in the fetal vascular tree has the same clinical connotations.

See also

- placental thrombus
- thrombosis / thrombus / thrombi