Abruptio placentae in the setting of an atypical presentation of acute appendicitis: a case report.

BACKGROUND Causes of placental abruption include traumatic events, cocaine use, hypertension, cigarette smoking and advanced maternal age. Recent studies also implicate inflammatory precursors, such as preterm premature rupture of membranes and chorioamnionitis. Clear precipitating events are often not identified, and precise etiologic determinants are… (More)