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Abstract

Placenta accreta and placenta percreta are rare causes of serious obstetric hemorrhage. Here we report an undiagnosed case of placenta percreta presenting to the emergency department with shock in the third trimester of pregnancy. Emergency laparotomy with caesarean hysterectomy and blood transfusion are the key steps in successful management.

Keywords

Cesarean section, hysterectomy, placenta percreta, hemoperitoneum

Total Pages

5

Submission Type

Case Review

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Copyright © 2014 Shamim Khandaker

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