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Placenta accreta postpartum
Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ginny L. Ryan, University of Iowa
  • T. J. Quinn
  • Craig H. Syrop, University of Iowa
  • W. F. Hansen
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Obstet Gynecol
PubMed ID
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.
  • 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.
Citation Information
Ginny L. Ryan, T. J. Quinn, Craig H. Syrop and W. F. Hansen. "Placenta accreta postpartum" Obstetrics and gynecology Vol. 100 Iss. 5 Pt 2 (2002) p. 1069 - 1072 ISSN: 0029-7844
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