Real increasing incidence of hysterectomy for placenta accreta following previous caesarean section.
AffiliationObstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Dublin, National Maternity Hospital, Ireland. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CitationHiggins, M.F. et al., 2013. Real increasing incidence of hysterectomy for placenta accreta following previous caesarean section. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. 2013, 171 (1) pp 54-6
JournalEuropean journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
AbstractPlacenta accreta, morbid adherence to the uterus to the myometrium, is commonest in association with placenta previa in women previously delivered by caesarean section (CS). It has become proportionally a greater cause of major maternal morbidity and mortality as the frequency of other serious obstetric complications has declined. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of placenta accreta in the context of a rising caesarean delivery rate.