The fetal adrenal gland

Lipid distribution with associated intrauterine hypoxia

Warick J. Delprado*, P. J. Baird

*Corresponding author for this work

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The adrenal glands of 134 fetuses, either stillborn or dying within 24 h, were studied to ascertain the lipid droplet pattern in the fetal cortex. The findings were correlated with the associated placental pathology and clinical features. Three patterns were identified (types I, II and III), representing increasing amounts of coarse lipid droplets. The type III pattern showed the most lipid accumulation and occurred in cases where the p8lacental pathology or the clinical situation was indicative of fetal hypoxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal adrenal gland
  • Hypoxia
  • Lipid distribution

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