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Placenta percreta: report of a case.

Authors
  • Coates, V A
  • Fishman, M S
  • McCall, W G
Type
Published Article
Journal
CRNA : the clinical forum for nurse anesthetists
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1999
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
165–169
Identifiers
PMID: 10723294
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Placenta accreta, increta, or percreta are rare but potentially lethal obstetric emergencies. Removal of abnormal growth of the placenta into the uterine wall is difficult or impossible and results in massive blood loss. Hysterectomy may be necessary to save the mother's life. The common predisposing factors in development of placenta percreta are repeat cesarean and placenta previa. The diagnosis of placenta percreta may remain undiagnosed until delivery. The case presented describes a scenario involving placenta percreta with bladder involvement in which the diagnosis was known in advance. The article describes the preoperative preparation, intraoperative events, and postoperative status of this particular case.

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