Publication
Title
Placenta percreta causing rupture of an unscarred uterus at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy : case report
Author
Abstract
Reports on placenta percreta in early pregnancy leading to a spontaneous rupture of the uterus are rare. We report a case of this potentially life-threatening complication in the 14th week of pregnancy in an otherwise healthy woman who underwent a manual extraction of the placenta during a previous delivery but who had no history of severe pathology that could have potentially resulted in uterine damage. The occurrence of severe abdominal pain and the presence of a large quantity of free fluid in the abdomen necessitated an emergency laparotomy, revealing a haemoperitoneum due to rupture of the uterus, which was followed by a hysterectomy. This case demonstrates that in patients with a history of placenta accreta and subsequent manual extraction of the placenta, a close investigation of the uterine wall and placentation should be performed in the first trimester in order to anticipate a placenta percreta.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Human reproduction. - Bonn
Publication
Bonn : 2004
ISSN
0268-1161
Volume/pages
19:10(2004), p. 2401-2403
ISI
000223943500037
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 19.04.2017