Fetal membrane

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Fetal membrane
Latin adnexa fetalia
Code TE E6.
TE E6.
Anatomical terminology

The fetal membranes are membranes associated with the developing fetus. The two chorioamniotic membranes are the amnion and chorion, which make up the amniotic sac that surrounds and protects the fetus.[1] The other fetal membranes are the allantois and the secondary umbilical vesicle.[2]


  1. ^ UpToDate Patient Preview > Fetal membranes: Anatomy and biochemistry Author: Seth Guller, PhD. Retrieved on Mars 7, 2010
  2. ^ Clinically Oriented Embryology Keith L Moore