CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 332-334

Placenta accreta and anesthesia: A multidisciplinary approach


1 Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 General Practitioner, Gulburg Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
R S Khokhar
Associate Consultant Anesthesia, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.174913

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Placenta accreta (an abnormally adherent placenta) is one of the two leading causes of peripartum hemorrhage and the most common indication for peripartum hysterectomy. Placenta accreta may be associated with significant maternal hemorrhage at delivery owing to the incomplete placental separation. When placenta accreta is diagnosed before delivery, a multidisciplinary approach may improve patient outcome.


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