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Zachary S Bowman, Alexandra G Eller, Anne M Kennedy, Douglas S Richards, Thomas C Winter, Paula J Woodward, Robert M Silver
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound has been reported to be greater than 90% sensitive for the diagnosis of accreta. Prior studies may be subject to bias because of single expert observers, suspicion for accreta, and knowledge of risk factors. We aimed to assess the accuracy of ultrasound for the prediction of accreta. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with accreta at a single academic center were matched to patients with placenta previa, but no accreta, by year of delivery. Ultrasound studies with views of the placenta were collected, deidentified, blinded to clinical history, and placed in random sequence...
August 2014: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
A Perez-Delboy, J D Wright
Abnromalities of placentation, including placenta accreta, represent a major source of morbidity and mortality among women. Traditional management consists of peripartum hysterectomy at the time of delivery, although more conservative treatments have also been developed recently. In this review we describe the available literature describing the operative approach and considerations for management of women with placenta accreta.
January 2014: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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