Identifying sonographic markers for placenta accreta in the first trimester.

@article{Ballas2012IdentifyingSM,
  title={Identifying sonographic markers for placenta accreta in the first trimester.},
  author={Jerasimos Ballas and Dolores Pretorius and Andrew D. Hull and Robert R Resnik and Gladys A Ramos},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={1835-41}
}
Our study attempted to identify whether sonographic markers for placenta accreta may be present as early as the first trimester. We reviewed 10 cases with pathologically proven accreta and retrospectively analyzed their first-trimester images. The gestational ages ranged from 8 weeks 4 days to 14 weeks 2 days. Sonographic findings included anechoic placental areas (9 of 10), low implantation of the gestational sac (9 of 10), an irregular placental-myometrial interface (9 of 10), and placenta… CONTINUE READING
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