Laparoscopic management of placenta percreta.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The incidence of abnormal placentation is increasing as a result of the rise in the cesarean delivery rate. Management of placenta percreta involving the urinary bladder often requires extensive surgery including bladder resection. A 27-year-old woman with placenta previa percreta that invaded the urinary bladder underwent delayed total laparoscopic hysterectomy performed after the portion of the placenta invading the bladder had regressed. This approach decreased blood loss associated with immediate resection and preserved the bladder intact. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a minimally invasive approach to placenta percreta involving the bladder.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ochalski, ME; Broach, A; Lee, T

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 128 - 130

PubMed ID

  • 20129349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-4650

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.10.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States