BACKGROUND: Placenta percreta with bladder invasion is a rare but potentially lethal complication of pregnancy. CASE: A multigravida, with a history of two prior cesarean deliveries, presented with complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding near term. She had been previously diagnosed with an anterior placenta previa. A placenta percreta with bladder invasion was confirmed on cystoscopy. The patient underwent a successful cesarean hysterectomy using the argon beam coagulator. CONCLUSION: Argon beam coagulation may successfully help manage placenta percreta with bladder invasion while minimizing blood loss.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology