Location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus (womb) so that the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix. Also known as a placenta previa.
An extra placenta separate from the main placenta. In anatomy “succenturiate” means accessory to an organ. In this case, a succenturiate placenta is an accessory placenta.
- Placenta, supernumerary
A succenturiate or accessory placenta.
Pertaining to the placenta, the organ joining the mother and fetus during pregnancy.
- Placental chorioangioma
A benign vascular (blood vessel) tumor of the placenta. Large chorioangiomas can cause complications, including excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios), maternal and fetal clotting problems (coagulopathies), premature delivery, toxemia, fetal heart failure, and hydrops (excess fluid) that affect the fetus.
- Placental dystocia
Difficulty in delivering the placenta. A number of techniques may be tried to overcome placental dystocia, including changing position, massage, nursing the newborn baby to induce uterine contractions, and in some cases using medications that induce uterine contractions.