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Identifying sonographic markers for placenta accreta in the first trimester.
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PMID:  23091257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Our study attempted to identify whether sonographic markers for placenta accreta may be present as early as the first trimester. We reviewed 10 cases with pathologically proven accreta and retrospectively analyzed their first-trimester images. The gestational ages ranged from 8 weeks 4 days to 14 weeks 2 days. Sonographic findings included anechoic placental areas (9 of 10), low implantation of the gestational sac (9 of 10), an irregular placental-myometrial interface (9 of 10), and placenta previa (7 of 10). Nine patients had at least 1 prior cesarean delivery; 3 had additional uterine surgical procedures. One patient underwent hysteroscopic myomectomy. Our case series suggests that signs of placenta accreta may be present in the first trimester.
Authors:
Jerasimos Ballas; Dolores Pretorius; Andrew D Hull; Robert Resnik; Gladys A Ramos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1835-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Reproductive Medicine, Division of Perinatology, University of California, San Diego, 200 W Arbor Dr, 8433, San Diego, CA 92103 USA. jerryballas@gmail.com.
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