Background: Although placenta percreta is rare, its sequelae include potentially lethal hemorrhage and loss of reproductive function. Therapy directed toward control of life-threatening hemorrhage frequently includes emergency hysterectomy. Case: A woman with placenta percreta, suspected clinically and documented radiographically, was treated nonsur-gically. Following delivery, the placenta was left in situ and methotrexate chemotherapy was initiated to aid destruction of the trophoblastic tissue. Eight months later, hysteroscopy showed a normal uterine cavity with only a small area of calcification at the presumed implantation site. Two years later, the patient had a normal pregnancy and vaginal delivery. Conclusion: Placenta percreta can be managed with preservation of the uterus, but careful follow-up may be required until the entire placenta has resorbed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - May 1994|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology