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The battledore placenta ✨✨✨ .
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Defined as a placenta in which the umbilical cord is attached at the border/ margin/edge. .
It is so-called because of the putative resemblance to the racquet used in battledore, a precursor to badminton. .
It rarely occurs (approx 7% of singleton pregnancies) and does not affect placental functioning, often described as a variation of normal. The cords are less mobile however and are prone to compromise.
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Also known as a marginal insertion.
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