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First-Trimester Diagnosis of Placenta Previa Percreta by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr.; Wells, Steven R.; Wiest, Helen H.; Jeffries, Lydia; & Lyles, Evelyn (1998). First-Trimester Diagnosis of Placenta Previa Percreta by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 178(3), 616-618.

Abstract

Placenta previa percreta with bladder involvement is a rare but devastating complication of pregnancy. Antepartum diagnosis of this serious condition allows the obstetrician to alter his or her management of abdominal delivery and minimize the magnitude of bleeding. We report a case in which magnetic resonance imaging was able to detect placenta percreta in the first trimester. If further research demonstrates usefulness of this diagnostic modality, magnetic resonance imaging may prove to be useful in caring for patients with this condition.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9378(98)70451-x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1998

Journal Title

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Wells, Steven R.
Wiest, Helen H.
Jeffries, Lydia
Lyles, Evelyn