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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Maternal morbidity in cases of placenta accreta managed by a multidisciplinary care team compared with standard obstetric care.
Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) describes abnormal invasion of placental tissue into or through the myometrium, comprising 3 distinct conditions: placenta accreta, placenta increta, and placenta percreta.
TV personality Kim Kardashian developed placenta accreta when pregnant with her daughter North West.
Multiple repeat cesareans and the threat of placenta accreta: incidence, diagnosis, management.
Although typically attributed to previous caesarean delivery, even small disruptions to the lining of the uterus can result in subsequent placenta accreta [11].
Our study showed that HIV-coinfected women were particularly at high risk for eclampsia, placenta accreta, and anemia.
Jurkovic, "Placenta accreta: pathogenesis of a 20th century iatrogenic uterine disease," Placenta, vol.
In more advanced pregnancies, MR optimally demonstrates findings of placenta accreta spectrum, which may include thinning or absence of the subplacental myometrium, aberrant vessels, focal bulging of the uterine contour, and invasion of the urinary bladder or anterior abdominal wall.
The entertainment website said the celebrity couple hired a surrogate, 'an African-American woman in her 20s and in great physical shape,' because Kim has a medical condition called placenta accreta, which worsened during her second pregnancy; attempting to carry a third child could be life-threatening for her.
"A caesarean delivery increases the possibility of a future placenta accreta, and this patient had four previous caesareans."