anchoring villi

anchoring villi

Chorionic villi with an invasive phenotype that facilitates their penetration into the decidualised endometrium.
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Therefore, the so-called "anchoring villi" are those that reach the cytotrophoblast envelope, and through this reach the decidua, thereby ensuring fixation of the embryo (Sadler, 2004; Huppertz; Prieto Gomez et al., 2011; Roa et al, 2012; Carlson).
The chorionic villi in pregnant women with hypertensive disorders undergo a process of accelerated maturation; rapid aging can give rise to early apoptosis or necrosis of the trophoblast that would cause a separation of the anchoring villi, fixed on the basal plate; as a result, placental abruption would be imminent.