A Single Center Experience on the Management of Placental Invasion Abnormalities
Alper Biler, Atalay Ekin 1 * , Cenk Gezer, Ulaş Solmaz, Nuri Peker, Aykut Özcan, Mehmet Özeren
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1 Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Kliniği, Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İzmir, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate our management of placental invasion abnormalities.
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on pa­tients admitted to a tertiary referral center with a diagno­sis of placental invasion abnormalities between 2011 and 2015. Risk factors and perinatal outcomes associated with placental invasion abnormalities were identified.
Results: The overall incidence of placental invasion ab­normalities during the 5-year period was 8.3/10000 de­liveries, which showed an increasing trend. Ultrasonog­raphy and magnetic resonance imaging correctly identi­fied placental invasion abnormality in 36.7% and 68.7% cases, respectively. Majority of patients (55.1%) with ad­herent placenta were diagnosed at the time of delivery. Of these patients, 22.4% underwent hysterectomy, 83.8% required at least one of the additional surgical procedures and 55% were transfused at least four units of packed red blood cell.
Conclusion: Since placental invasion abnormalities are associated with significant morbidity, delivery should be scheduled in a tertiary center with appropriate expertise and facilities.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2016, Volume 7, Issue 1, 14-18


Publication date: 01 Mar 2016

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