placenta accreta

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placenta accreta

[plə′sent·ə ə′krēd·ə]
(medicine)
A placenta that has partially grown into the myometrium of the uterus.
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Changes in the serum levels of human chorionic gonadotropin and the pulsatality index of uterine arteries during conservation of retained adherent placenta.
He went on to say that the risks of preterm delivery, the need for cesarean section for every delivery, and the risks of uterine rupture and abnormally adherent placenta (placenta accreta) in subsequent pregnancies after open fetal surgery all make the fetoscopic approach attractive.