Placenta accreta: spectrum of US and MR imaging findings.

  title={Placenta accreta: spectrum of US and MR imaging findings.},
  author={W. Christopher Baughman and Jane E. Corteville and Rajiv R Shah},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={28 7},
Placenta accreta (PA) encompasses various types of abnormal placentation in which chorionic villi attach directly to or invade the myometrium. PA is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is now the most common reason for emergent postpartum hysterectomy. Its prevalence has risen tenfold in the United States over the past 50 years, primarily due to the increasing percentage of pregnant patients undergoing primary and repeat cesarean sections. Placenta previa and previous… CONTINUE READING


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