Introduction: Placenta is directly related to the growth and development of the fetus in utero. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are strongly associated with fetal growth restriction, prematurity, contributing largely to perinatal mortality and morbidity.
Aims and Objectives: 1. Identification of morphological changes in placenta in patients with PIH.
2.Correlating these changes which may contribute or cause adverse pregnancy or fetal outcome.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a prospective one which was carried out at Dept. of Pathology JNMC and AVBRH HOSPITAL. Pathological examination of 50 placentae were done and were reported according to the guidelines.
Conclusion: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, adversely influence the morphology of the placenta. The pathological changes observed in placentae of patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy like infarction adversely influence the perinatal outcome. However, none of these pathological changes of placenta are specific to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN