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Clinical Risk Factors Associated with Placenta Accreta

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

Placenta accreta (Latin accretio) involves an increased attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall, with a deficient decidua basalis and an infiltrative growth of the chorionic villi into the myometrium. The presence of certain clinical finding can help identify a woman who is at risk for the condition, which may be associated with considerable maternal morbidity. The authors are from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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