Association of placental laterality with pre-eclampsia
Keywords:Pre-eclampsia, Lateral placenta, Central placenta
Background: The aim of this study was to observe association between placental laterality and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
Methods: In this retrospective study, hospital records of 300 pregnant patients who were admitted in our hospital with mild or severe pre-eclampsia between January 2019 to February 2021 were analysed.
Results: Ultrasonography performed on these pregnant women between 18 and 24 weeks revealed that 177 (59%) had a lateral placenta and 123 (41%), a central placenta, indicating that pre-eclampsia occurred more frequently in patients with a lateral placental position. Also, pre-eclampsia occurred more frequently in primigravida (first-time moms) than in multigravida (second or subsequent pregnancies), with 132 (44%) primigravida, 106 (35%) second gravida and 62 (21%) multigravidas.
Conclusions: This study revealed that the majority of pre-eclampsia patients had placentas that were positioned laterally, indicating a correlation between the two.
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