placental thrombosis


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pla·cen·tal throm·bo·sis

thrombosis of the veins of the uterus at the placental site.

placental thrombosis

Etymology: L, placenta, flat cake; Gk, thrombos, lump, osis, condition
intravascular coagulation that occurs in the placenta and veins of the uterus.

placental thrombosis

Thrombi in the placenta and veins of the uterus.
See also: thrombosis
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Although the mechanism by which aPT antibodies may cause recurrent abortion remains to be defined, placental thrombosis may have an etiologic role, because increased basal thrombogenic potential would enhance hypercoagulability during pregnancy, leading to placental thrombosis and fetal loss.
For repeat losses during the second or third trimester, testing for congenital thrombophilia should be part of the work-up when there is evidence of fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, or extensive placental thrombosis, while losses due to intraamniotic infection or cervical incompetence require surveillance for mycoplasma, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas during subsequent pregnancies, he advised.
For repeat losses during the second or third trimester, testing for congenital thrombophilia should be part of the workup when there is evidence of fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, or extensive placental thrombosis, while losses due to intraamniotic infection or cervical in competence require surveillance for mycoplasma, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas during subsequent pregnancies, he advised.