Pathology of the Human Placenta by Kurt BenirschkePathology of the Human Placenta by Kurt Benirschke

Pathology of the Human Placenta

byKurt Benirschke

Hardcover | July 24, 2012

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Pathology of the Human Placenta remains the most comprehensive and authoritative text in the field. It provides extensive information on the normal placenta, encompassing physiology, metabolism, and endocrinology, and covers the full range of placental diseases in great detail. Further chapters are devoted to abortions, molar pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, and legal considerations. This sixth edition of the book has been extensively revised and expanded to reflect the most recent progress in the field, and a brand new chapter has been added on artificial reproductive technology. Some 800 illustrations are included, many of them in color. The detailed index has been further improved and tables updated. Pathology of the Human Placenta will be of enormous value to pathologists and obstetrician-gynecologists alike.
Kurt Benirschke received his MD from the University of Hamburg in 1948 and subsequently moved to the United States, where he trained in pathology at different university hospitals. He held various Harvard Medical School appointments before becoming Professor of Pathology and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Dartmouth Medical ...
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Title:Pathology of the Human PlacentaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:959 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0 inPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642239404

ISBN - 13:9783642239403

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Table of Contents

Examination of the Placenta.- Macroscopic Features of the Delivered Placenta.- Microscopic Survey.- Placental Types.- Early Development of the Human Placenta.- Basic Structure of the Villous Tree.- Architecture of Normal Villous Trees.- Characterization of the Developmental Stages.- Nonvillous Parts and Trophoblast Invasion.- Involution of Implantation Site - Retained Placenta.- Anatomy and Pathology of the Placental Membranes.- Anatomy and Pathology of the Umbilical Cord.- Placental Shape Aberrations.- Histopathological Approach to Villous Alterations.- Villous Maldevelopment.- Erythroblastosis Fetalis and Hydrops Fetalis.- Transplacental Hemorrhage, Cell Transfer, Trauma.-Fetal Storage Disorders.- Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy: Diabetes, Tumors.- Infectious Diseases.- Abortion, Placentas of Trisomies, and Immunological Recurrent Reproductive Failure.- Molar Pregnancies.- Trophoblastic NeoplasmsBenign Tumors - Chorangiosis.- Multiple Pregnancies.- Legal Considerations.- Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART).- Glossary.- Normative Values and Table.-  Index.

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From the reviews of the sixth edition:"It is intended for practicing pathologists as well as obstetricians and gynecologists, but because of its detailed description of pathophysiology, it also can serve as a resource for professionals in clinical research. . This is by far the most comprehensive resource in this field. This book has great value for both pathologists with exposure to examination of the placenta and obstetrician/gynecologists who use the reports for management of their patients." (Raquel K. Walsh Jahnke, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)