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Title: Management of morbidly adherent placenta
Authors: Herath, R.P.
Wijesinghe, P.S.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Citation: Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 33(2): pp.39-44
Abstract: Morbidly adherent placenta is a rare complication of human placentation that may threaten maternal life due to massive haemorrhage. Its incidence is increasing due to the rising caesarean section rates worldwide. A high degree of clinical suspicion coupled with ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cystoscopy helps in antenatal diagnosis. Elective caesarean hysterectomy with a multidisciplinary approach is the conventional treatment for confirmed cases of morbidly adherent placenta. However more conservative fertility saving approaches are also used successfully.
ISSN: 1391-7536 (Print)
2279-1655 (Online)
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