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Placenta percreta – an obstetrician's nightmare

Authors:

Praveen Mohan ,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, District Patiala, IN
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Sukhwinder Bajwa,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, District Patiala, IN
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Satish Sharma,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, District Patiala, IN
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Parwinder Kaur

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, District Patiala, IN
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Abstract

Placenta percreta is a rare but a life threatening condition. Control of massive haemorrhage is the first priority; however, the patient's desire for future fertility has to be taken into consideration. Nevertheless, in cases of massive haemorrhage, hysterectomy should be carried out without delay to prevent major complications or even maternal death. Here we present a case where we had to do a quick subtotal hysterectomy because of torrential bleed due to placenta percreta.

Key words: Placenta percreta; hysterectomy; haemorrhage.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v32i2.3978

SLJOG 2010; 32(2): 39-40

How to Cite: Mohan, P. et al., (2012). Placenta percreta – an obstetrician's nightmare. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 32(2), pp.39–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v32i2.3978
Published on 21 Jan 2012.
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