Placenta accreta – case report

Authors: L. Krajíčková
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnické oddělení, Oblastní nemocnice Kolín, primář MUDr. A. Toman, MBA
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2015; 80(1): 80-82


To draw attention to the issue of placenta accreta, which is nowadays one of the main indications for a postpartum hysterectomy.

Case report.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Kolín.

Case report:
We report a case of a patient that needed a hysterectomy after the elective cesarean section because of placenta accreta and risk of a life-threatening bleeding.

Placenta accreta is a life-threatening diagnosis, which is due to the growing number of caesarea sections becoming a serious perinatal problem. For most patients, the method of choice is elective cesarean section followed by hysterectomy. For women who wish to preserve fertility, a conservative procedure may be considered.

placenta accreta, ultrasonography, postpartal hysterectomy, conservative treatment


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