A case of placenta increta presenting as delayed postabortal intraperitoneal bleeding in the first trimester

Gahyun Son, Jieun Kwon, Hyejin Cho, Sangwun Kim, Bosung Yoon, Eunji Nam, Jaehoon Kim, Youngtae Kim, Jaewook Kim, Namhoon Cho, Sunghoon Kim

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Abstract

Placenta increta is an uncommon and life-threatening complication of pregnancy characterized by complete or partial absence of the decidua basalis. Placenta increta usually presents with vaginal bleeding during difficult placental removal in the third-trimester. Although placenta increta may complicate first and early second-trimester pregnancy loss, the diagnosis can be very difficult during early pregnancy and thus the lesion is difficult to identify. We encountered with a woman who was diagnosed with placenta increta after receiving emergency hysterectomy due to intraperitoneal bleeding 2 months after an uncomplicated dilatation and curettage in the first trimester. Therefore, we report this case with a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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