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A case of placenta increta presenting as delayed postabortal intraperitoneal bleeding in the first trimester.

Authors
  • Son, Gahyun
  • Kwon, Jieun
  • Cho, Hyejin
  • Kim, Sangwun
  • Yoon, Bosung
  • Nam, Eunji
  • Kim, Jaehoon
  • Kim, Youngtae
  • Kim, Jaewook
  • Cho, Namhoon
  • Kim, Sunghoon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Korean medical science
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
932–935
Identifiers
PMID: 17982250
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Placenta increta is an uncommon and life-threatening complication of pregnancy characterized by complete or partial absence of the decidua basalis. Placenta increta usually presents with vaginal bleeding during difficult placental removal in the third-trimester. Although placenta increta may complicate first and early second-trimester pregnancy loss, the diagnosis can be very difficult during early pregnancy and thus the lesion is difficult to identify. We encountered with a woman who was diagnosed with placenta increta after receiving emergency hysterectomy due to intraperitoneal bleeding 2 months after an uncomplicated dilatation and curettage in the first trimester. Therefore, we report this case with a brief review of the literature.

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