Undiagnosed placenta previa percreta presenting as an obstetric emergency to the district hospital with inexperienced surgeons: Case report and review of the literature



Cesarean Hysterectomy, Undiagnosed plasenta previa percreata, Inadequate Hospital Conditions


Placenta previa, a placental implantation anomaly where the placenta is located close to the internal os, has an incidence of 0.5%. One of the most important complications of placenta previa is the presence of placenta percreta. Nowadays, the incidence of placenta percreta has increased due to the increase in the number of cesarean sections. Maternal morbidity in such cases comprise massive transfusion, development of disseminated intravascular coagulation, uterine rupture, cystostomy, fistula formation, ureteral stricture, intensive care unit admission, infection, prolonged hospitalization, adult respiratory distress syndrome, renal failure, septicemia and even death. The aim of this research is to report how the inexperienced surgeons who were caught unprepared reacted in the case of undiagnosed placenta previa percreta. We aimed to make this case report a guide to saving the life of mother with placental previa percreta and baby under inadequate hospital conditions. Similar cases may be encountered by every young surgeon at any time.


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Okuyan E, Bayramoğlu Z, Karakaya F. Undiagnosed placenta previa percreta presenting as an obstetric emergency to the district hospital with inexperienced surgeons: Case report and review of the literature. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];3(12):894-7. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/600546