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Pathology of the Human Placenta Hardcover – August 31, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-3642239403 ISBN-10: 3642239404 Edition: 6th ed. 2012

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  • Hardcover: 941 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 6th ed. 2012 edition (August 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642239404
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642239403
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the reviews of the sixth edition:

“It is intended for practicing pathologists as well as obstetricians and gynecologists, but because of its detailed description of pathophysiology, it also can serve as a resource for professionals in clinical research. … This is by far the most comprehensive resource in this field. This book has great value for both pathologists with exposure to examination of the placenta and obstetrician/gynecologists who use the reports for management of their patients.” (Raquel K. Walsh Jahnke, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

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Pathology of the Human Placenta remains the most comprehensive and authoritative text in the field. It provides extensive information on the normal placenta, encompassing physiology, metabolism, and endocrinology, and covers placental diseases in great detail. The conditions discussed include shape aberrations, villous alterations and maldevelopment, erythroblastosis fetalis and hydrops fetalis, transplacental hemorrhage, fetal storage disorders, diverse maternal diseases, and infectious diseases. Further chapters are devoted to abortions, molar pregnancies, trophoblastic neoplasms, benign tumors, and multiple pregnancies. Legal considerations are carefully explored, and this new edition also includes a completely new chapter on artificial reproductive technology. In other respects, too, the book has been extensively revised and expanded, with wide-ranging updates that reflect the most recent progress in the field. Some 800 illustrations are included, many of them in color. The detailed index has been further improved and tables updated. Pathology of the Human Placenta will be of enormous value to pathologists and obstetrician-gynecologists alike.

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Perhaps biased (having been trained by Dr. Benirschke). I have practiced and taught OB/GYN, GYN Pathology and Placental Pathology simultaneously in academics and private practice. This text is the "gold standard" for anyone involved with the care and outcomes of human pregnancy. The text is an extremely informative, well organized easy to understand book that should be on the shelves of all who are involved with Women's Health Care. Historically encyclopedic, it has and continues (up through its latest ed.) to be a cornerstone text for OB/GYNs, Pathologists, Pediatricians and attorneys.
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