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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2008, Vol. 35 Issue (3): 225-226    DOI:
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Placenta percreta presenting in the first trimester and resulting in severe consumption coagulopathy and hysterectomy: a case report
J. C. Papadakis1, *(), N. Christodoulou2, A. Papageorgiou1, M. Rasidaki1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leoforos Knossou, Heraklion, Crete
2Department of General Surgery, Leoforos Knossou, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)
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Abstract  
Placenta percreta complicating pregnancy in the first trimester is extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. A patient with risk factors for placenta percreta that presented as first trimester fetal demise, unresponsive to medical management with prostaglandin, is presented. The patient required an emergency hysterectomy to control the bleeding after uterine curettage which was complicated by severe consumption coagulopathy. This rare entity can lead to significant mortality and morbidity, particularly in the background of an increased prevalence of the disease and its associated risk factors, and the large number of spontaneous and induced abortions performed worldwide.
Key words:  Placenta percreta      Early pregnancy      Placenta accreta      First trimester     
Published:  10 September 2008     
*Corresponding Author(s):  J. C. PAPADAKIS     E-mail:  juanpapadakis@doctors.org.uk

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J. C. Papadakis, N. Christodoulou, A. Papageorgiou, M. Rasidaki. Placenta percreta presenting in the first trimester and resulting in severe consumption coagulopathy and hysterectomy: a case report. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 35(3): 225-226.

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