Battledore placenta

Battledore placenta

  • Battledore placenta is a placenta in which the. umbilical cord is attached at the placental margin; so. called because of the fancied resemblance to the. racquet used in badminton.
  • The shortest distance between the cord insertion and placental edge is within 2cm.
  • The incidence of battledore placenta is 7- 9% in singleton pregnancies, and 24-33% in twin pregnancies.
  • Complications associated with battledore placenta are fetal distress intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labor, and slightly decreased birth weight.

It is associated with:

  1. Fetal distress
  2. IUGR
  3. Preterm labour
  4. Decreased birth weight

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