Shamayela Hanif, Hajira Hanif, Saadia Sharif.
Acute abdomen at 12 weeks secondary to placenta percreta.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak Jan ;21(9):572-3.
With increasing caesarean section rates during the past decades, a rising trend of placenta percreta is observed. Although rare, placenta percreta can present as acute abdomen due to haemoperitoneum during antepartum period. A 24 years old pregnant lady with two previous caesarean sections, presented in emergency at 12 weeks of gestation with syncope, acute abdominal pain and distension. Ultrasonography revealed an ectopic pregnancy in right adnexa with intraperitoneal haemorrhage. On laparotomy, there was moderate hemoperitoneum, both adnexa were normal and placental tissue was protruding through a bleeding previous caesarean scar. Hysterectomy was done. Histopathological report was consistent with the diagnosis of placenta percreta.
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