From the Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; and Unit of Electronmicroscopy, Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Address reprint requests to: Lena Marions, MD, PhD, Karolinska Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stockholm, 171 76, Sweden; E-mail: [email protected].
The authors are very grateful to Professor Sune Bergström, Karolinska Institute, and Professor Marc Bygdeman, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, for financial support and valuable help in study planning and data analysis. The authors are also grateful to Professor Elisabeth Johannisson, Geneva, Switzerland, for performing the morphometric examinations.
Received May 15, 2001. Received in revised form January 15, 2002. Accepted January 31, 2002.