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Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2003;30(1):70-2.

Placenta percreta: report of two cases and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.


Placenta percreta is a serious complication of pregnancy. Two cases of placenta percreta confirmed histologically were treated by supravaginal hysterectomy. Case 1: A case of uterine rupture secondary to placenta percreta was diagnosed in a 29-year-old term primigravida during an elective abdominal delivery of a healthy fetus. Spontaneous rupture of the primigravid uterus due to placenta percreta without a history of trauma or infection is a very rare occurrence. Case 2: A 33-year-old previously healthy G4P2 woman was admitted at 29 weeks of gestation with acute abdominal pain and hemorrhagic shock. There was a history of one induced abortion and two cesarean section deliveries. A review of risk factors, diagnostic tools and treatment possibilities are given.

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