placental calcification


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placental calcification

The deposition of calcium in the placenta as a result of placental abruption, infarction, or aging. This form of placental degeneration may contribute to preterm labor and fetal distress. See: abruptio placentae; infarction
See also: calcification
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Placental Calcification Placental Calcification Nil Patchy Diffuse Extensive Group A n=30 28 1 (3.30%) 1 0.00% (93.30%) (3.30%) Group B n=30 17 2 (6.70%) 10 1 (3.30%) (56.70%) (33.30%) Group C n=30 14 3 (10.00%) 11 2 (6.70%) (46.70%) (36.70%) Chi square value= 16.798, df= 6, P value= 0.01 (Significant).