Small placenta (mnemonic)

Last revised by Owen Kang on 9 May 2020

A mnemonic to remember the causes of small placenta is:

  • PCI 2

It can be read as percutaneous coronary intervention i.e. PCI 2


  • P: pre-eclampsia
  • C: chromosomal anomaly e.g. Down syndrome
  • I: intrauterine infection
  • I: intrauterine growth retardation

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