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A reevaluation of placental grading and its clinical significance.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
6
Pages
261–266
Identifiers
PMID: 6748139
Source
Medline

Abstract

Pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia or intrauterine growth retardation have an earlier and faster placental maturation than normal. This is demonstrated in a study of 1,096 obstetrical examinations of 473 non-diabetic mothers. It is recommended that a pregnancy demonstrating grade I maturational changes prior to 27 weeks, grade II changes prior to 32 weeks, or especially grade III changes prior to 34 weeks be followed clinically and ultrasonically for possible complications.

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