Placental calcification

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

Placental calcification has been considered a manifestation of “ageing” of the placenta. It commonly increases with gestational age. 

Delayed placental calcification
  • maternal diabetes
  • Rh sensitization
Accelerated placental calcification
  • normal placental maturity
  • maternal thrombotic disorders
  • hypertension
  • IUGR
  • maternal cigarette smoking
  • maternal SLE
  • maternal diabetes 

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  • Placental calcifications

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