Title

Placenta accreta postpartum

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

11-1-2002

NLM Title Abbreviation

Obstet Gynecol

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Obstetrics and gynecology

PubMed ID

12423808

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Placenta accreta is the abnormal attachment of the placenta to the uterus. It occurs when the decidua basalis is either absent or incomplete. It is uncommon and most often presents with a retained placenta and hemorrhage. CASE: A 29-year-old gravida 1 had an uncomplicated antenatal course and delivery. The third stage of labor was complicated by a retained placenta necessitating manual removal. Her postpartum course was complicated by a persistent endometritis. The diagnosis of placenta accreta was made with the help of sonohysterography. CONCLUSION: Sonohysterography is a useful tool in discriminating a solid intracavitary mass from a placenta accreta postpartum.

Keywords

Adult, Endometritis/etiology, Female, Humans, Hysterectomy, Placenta Accreta/diagnosis/surgery/ultrasonography, Pregnancy, Puerperal Disorders/diagnosis/surgery/ultrasonography, Uterus/ultrasonography

Published Article/Book Citation

Obstetrics and gynecology, 100:5 Pt 2 (2002) pp.1069-1072.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/630