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.
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Herath, R. and Wijesinghe, P., 2012. Management of morbidly adherent placenta. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 33(2), pp.39–44. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i2.4004