oa South African Medical Journal - Placenta accreta : with reports on two cases

Volume 26, Issue 28
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Two cases of placenta accreta are reported: a case of complete placenta accreta treated by hysterectomy; a case of partial placenta accreta, treated by manual removal, in which there was extreme uterine atony without postpartum haemorrhage. The etiology, clinical features, diagnosis and pathology are outlined briefly. A plea is made for the conservative treatment of placenta accreta, in the absence of haemorrhage, in the young patient desirous of a family.

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