The endocrine pancreas in small-for-dates infants

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1977 Oct;84(10):751-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1977.tb12486.x.


In a small series of pregnancies complicated by severe fetal growth retardation we found reduction of fetal endocrine pancreatic tissues and of the insulin producing beta cells.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / complications
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
  • Insulin / metabolism
  • Insulin Secretion
  • Islets of Langerhans / metabolism
  • Islets of Langerhans / pathology*
  • Pregnancy


  • Insulin