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Uterine artery embolization and hysteroscopic resection to treat retained placenta accreta: A case report.
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PMID:  16825079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retained placenta is a serious cause of postpartum hemorrhage. Compounding this problem is the rare finding of a retained placenta accreta. Different authors have presented management options for retained placenta accreta that include methotrexate, uterine artery embolization, dilation and curettage, hysteroscopic loop resection, and hysterectomy. We report here on a patient who was diagnosed with a retained placenta accreta and underwent successful conservative treatment with uterine artery embolization followed by hysteroscopic morcellation. Whereas other methods have failed due to bleeding and/or infection, this case illustrates a potential new means of addressing this challenging obstetrical complication.
James A Greenberg; Julie D Miner; Susan K O'Horo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of minimally invasive gynecology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1553-4650     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-07     Completed Date:  2006-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235322     Medline TA:  J Minim Invasive Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Placenta Accreta / pathology,  surgery*
Placenta, Retained / surgery,  therapy*
Radiology, Interventional
Uterus / blood supply*

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