Placental Changes in Anemia, Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Placental Changes in Anemia, Gestational Diabetes and PIH

  • Mithil Potuganti Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, DVVPF’s Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • B. R. Zambare Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shivaji College of Physiotherapy, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Placenta, Anemia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus


Background: To assess the changes occurring in the placenta due to anemia, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and whether these changes were reversible with treatment when they were diagnosed in early stages. Subjects and Methods: The study is conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, DVVPF’s Medical College, Ahmednagar on 200 anemic patients, 180 PIH patients and 650 GDM patients. Placentae were collected, stored in a 10% formalin solution. Morphological changes in respect to shape, weight, diameter, thickness, number of cotyledons and site of insertion of the cord are observed and documented. Results: In anemic patients who has undergone treatment, there were a smaller number of irregular (37/100) and round (63/100) round placentae were seen, whereas in the untreated anemic group, round (09/100) round and irregular (91/100) irregular placentae were seen. In PIH group with treatment, round (57/90) placentae and irregular (33/90) placentae were seen, whereas, in the untreated group, 13/100 round/oval placentae were observed and 77/100 irregular placentae were seen. Conclusion: Morphology of placenta is on error mode in untreated anemia, PIH and GDM. Diagnosis in the first trimester and on consequent treatment till the delivery is resulting in decreasing of irregular morphology of placenta and wellbeing of newborns.


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Mithil Potuganti, & B. R. Zambare. (2020). Placental Changes in Anemia, Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. Academia Anatomica International, 6(2), 86-91.