Placenta Increta in Week 10 of Pregnancy with Consecutive Hysterectomy: A Case Report


Purpose: Placenta increta in early pregnancy is rare and has been documented in only few cases and is a complication of pregnancy that can be life threatening for both mother and fetus. Thus early diagnosis of this problem is very important. This problem is a result of inadequate development of the decidua. Case Presentation: A 26 years old woman (gravid 3, para 2) with history of cesarean section for two times, referred to our center with vaginal bleeding with gestational age of 10 weeks and pelvic ultrasonography showed molar or missed pregnancy. The patient was operated by suction curettage. Its noteworthy to mention that during the procedure sever vaginal bleeding occurred so that total abdominal hysterectomy was done. Histological examination identified placenta increta. Conclusion: In our community, the diagnosis and treatment of placenta accrete in early pregnancy are so crucial and must be taken seriously with considering the fact that the number of repeated cesarean section is high and placenta accreta is one of the most important complication of this method.

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R. Nikbakht, M. Hashemi, K. Shojaei and M. Hemadi, "Placenta Increta in Week 10 of Pregnancy with Consecutive Hysterectomy: A Case Report," Open Journal of Medical Imaging, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 171-173. doi: 10.4236/ojmi.2013.34025.

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