Title: Tertiary villi (human placenta, full-term, cross-sectioned)
Description: Stain: Hematoxylin-azophloxine. The central villus is lined by epithelial multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast cells (1) and sparsely light-stained cytotrophoblast cells (Langhans, (2)). The fetal stroma contains vessels and mostly fibroblasts, note capillaries (3) in close associat7.3 – POJA-L1606ion with the epithelial cells contributing to the so-called vasculosyncytial membranes. The intervillous space (4) is filled with maternal blood cells.
Keywords/Mesh: placenta, tertiary villus, syncytiotrophoblast, trophoblast, histology, POJA collection.