Volume 69, Issue 6 (6 2011)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2011, 69(6): 399-402 | Back to browse issues page

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S A, F V, M T. Maternal death due to placenta percreta with bladder involvement: a case report. Tehran Univ Med J 2011; 69 (6) :399-402
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Background: Placenta accreta is a life-threatening complication after previous cesarean delivery. The aim of this case report is to present a case of placenta percreta with bladder involvement and subsequent maternal death.
Case presentation: The patient was a 37-year old who had an unwanted pregnancy due to tubectomy failure two years afterwards. She was hospitalized at 26th and 30th week of gestation because of gross hematuria. Sonography reported placenta previa. Cesarean section was performed at 34th gestational week. Due to severe hemorrhage, hysterectomy with resection of some part of the bladder was done. Died at the operating room after four hours of severe uncontrollable hemorrhage.
Conclusion: The increasing prevalence of different forms of placenta accreta is the result of the ever-increasing rate of cesarean deliveries. One of the strategies to prevent this catastrophic obstetric complication is decreasing the number of cesarean deliveries without appropriate indications.

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