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Battledore Placenta

Discussion in 'Glossary and Definitions of Terms' started by Josie, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie SMNET Co Founder Staff Member

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    A battledore placenta is a placenta in which the umbilical cord is attached at the border/edge of the placenta and so resembles a battledore racket (raquet) which is a precursor to badminton.

    When the umbilical cord placental end looks like it is connected to the edge of the placenta it is called a marginal or 'Battledore insertion'.


    A Battledore placenta is usually noted as an incidental finding at birth.

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    Dory fat bottomed girl Staff Member

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