Argon beam coagulation facilitates management of placenta percreta with bladder invasion

Amer K. Karam, Robert E. Bristow, Jessica Bienstock, Frederick J. Montz

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-556
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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