[The macrophages in the placenta during labor].
Júlio Augusto Gurgel Alves, Lilia Maria Carneiro Câmara, Fabrício da Silva Costa, Rebeca Silveira Rocha, Maria Neile Torres de Araújo
Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet | Published : 2009
PURPOSE: to verify the amount of CD68+ cells in chorionic villosities in placentae from gestations submitted or not to labor. METHODS: transversal study with healthy near-term pregnant women, among whose placentae, 31 have been examined by immunohistochemical technique. Twenty placentae were obtained after vaginal delivery (VAGG) and eleven after elective cesarean sections (CESG). Slides were prepared with chorionic villosities samples and labeled with anti-CD68 antibody, specific for macrophages. Labeled and nonlabeled cells were counted inside the villosities. Non-parametric statistical tests were used for the analysis. RESULTS: among the 6,424 cells counted in the villosities' stroma from..View full abstract