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Placental atherosis, light micrograph

Placental atherosis, light micrograph

C021/0828

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40.9 x 30.7 cm ⏐ 16.1 x 12.1 in (300dpi)

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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Placental atherosis, light micrograph of a section of a placenta from an emergency caesarean section. Acute atherosis is a maternal vascular lesion observed regularly in cases of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation (abnormal fetal growth). This histopathology is characterized by fibrinoid necrosis of the blood vessel wall, an accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages, and a mononuclear perivascular infiltrate. Magnification: x 150 when printed at 10 centimetres across. Human tissue.

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