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Placenta accreta diagnosed at 9 weeks' gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12047545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The majority of cases of placenta accreta are unanticipated and initially identified intraoperatively. Although color Doppler ultrasound is adequate for the evaluation of placenta accreta in the third trimester, ultrasound diagnosis in the first trimester has never been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first case of placenta accreta detected at 9 weeks' gestation by ultrasound. Placenta accreta with intraplacental lacunae can be identified together with a loss of the hypoechogenic retroplacental myometrial zone. Based on this case, we found that early diagnosis of placenta accreta in the first trimester by ultrasound is possible.
Y-J Chen; P-H Wang; W-M Liu; C-R Lai; L-P Shu; J-H Hung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-05     Completed Date:  2002-08-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Placenta Accreta / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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