Title: Comparison of Placental Parameters with Foetal growth in North Indian Population
Authors: Dr Ratesh Kumar Munjal, Dr Kunal Chawla
A healthy placenta is a single most important factor for foetal wellbeing. Main mass of placenta is formed by villi. The purpose of this study is to correlate placental parameters to foetal weight. Thirty placenta were collected from two Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh and ESIC Medical college, Faridabad and divided into two groups i.e. placentae with foetal weight less than 2.5 kg and foetal weight 2.5 – 3.5 kg. After morphological, Histological examination was done with H & E, Van Gieson and Masson trichrome staining. Villous volume was calculated by using point counting technique as described by Mathur et al. Volume of villi was considerably less (p<0.01) in placenta of low birth weight.
Keywords: Placenta, Chorionic Villi, Histomorphomtery, Foetal weight.