Sonographic detection of placenta accreta in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

@article{Comstock2004SonographicDO,
  title={Sonographic detection of placenta accreta in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.},
  author={Christine H. Comstock and Joseph J Love and Richard A Bronsteen and Wesley van der Lee and Ivana M Vettraino and Raywin Rufus Huang and Robert P Lorenz},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={190 4},
  pages={1135-40}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether ultrasonography can detect placenta accreta reliably in at-risk patients. STUDY DESIGN All patients with a previous cesarean delivery and an anterior placenta or placenta previa were evaluated prospectively at each visit for sonographic signs of placenta accreta (interruption of the posterior bladder wall-uterine interface, absence of the retroplacental clear zone, and placental lacunae). RESULTS This evaluation involved 2002… CONTINUE READING