1. Vesna Ljubojević, Medicinski fakultet Banja Luka,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abstract: Introduction: Recent studies indicate that morphometric parameters of extraembryonic structures are factors that may be associated with pregnancy complications. Placental and umbilical cord morphometry has been performed using digital image analysis in recent studies. The aim of this study was to determinate the morphometric parameters of extraembryonic structures using digital image analysis.
Material and methods: The digital imaging analysis of the twenty five placentas and umbilical cords were performed using Image Analysis LAS V 4.3 software.
Results: The length of the placentas was 190,60 mm ± 31,16 mm (mean ± standard deviation). The width of the placenta was 166,61 mm ± 20,80 mm. The placental surface area was 24413,80 mm 2 ± 6558,50 mm 2. The insertion of the umbilical cord to the placenta was central in 50 %, peripheral in 38 % and marginal in 12 % of analyzed placentas. The average distance of the umbilical cord insertion from the nearest placental margin was 37,10 mm ± 29,68 mm. The umbilical cord diameter at the insertion site was 20,72 mm± 6.62 mm. The diameter of the umbilical cord two centimeters from the insertion site was 12,18 mm ± 3,67 mm.
Conclusion: Digital image analysis enables obtaining the objective morphometric parameters of the extraembryonic structures. The obtained morphometric parameters of the extraembryonic structures for our population are comparable to results of previous studies. This opens further placental research directions for the development of the screening method.
SIMPOZIJUM B - Biomaterijali i nanomedicina