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Fertil Steril. 2002 Sep;78(3):637-8.

Fertility after conservative treatment of placenta accreta.

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  • 1Maternity Port-Royal, Cochin-Saint Vincent-de-Paul Hospital, University of Paris V, France. gilles.kayem@cch.ap-hop-paris.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a pregnancy with vaginal delivery after a preceding pregnancy complicated by placenta accreta that was managed conservatively.

DESIGN:

Case report.

SETTING:

University medical center.

PATIENT(S):

A patient with placenta accreta that was managed conservatively.

INTERVENTION(S):

The placenta was left in situ and both uterine arteries were embolized.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Preservation of reproductive capacity.

RESULT(S):

The patient had a term pregnancy with uncomplicated vaginal delivery.

CONCLUSION(S):

Pregnancy is possible after conservative treatment of placenta accreta. This treatment should be considered in the appropriate circumstances to preserve reproductive capacity.

PMID:
12215348
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