OJOG  Vol.4 No.11 , August 2014
Placenta Percreta Causing Rupture of Uterus in Second Trimester of Pregnancy in Non Scarred Uterus with an Unusual Presentation: A Case Report and Review of Literature
ABSTRACT

Placenta percreta causing second trimester, spontaneous uterine rupture in non high risk women is less frequent and fewer cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of uterine rupture in second trimester of pregnancy due to placenta percreta with non specific symptoms in otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy without any high risk factors. This case report describes the case of young woman presenting second gravid with 21 weeks pregnancy with complaints of whole abdomen pain and dysuria. Ultrasonography shows single intrauterine dead fetus; placenta was fundoposterior in upper segment, a hypoechoic area seen below the placenta suggestive of abruption placentae or placenta accreta. Suddenly patient deteriorated in two hours of hospital stay, frank hemoperitoneum detected, emergency laparotomy done, per operatively whole fundal area of uterus became papery thin and cystic on touch, a small rent seen on fundal surface of uterus. The placenta was densely adhered to the fundoposterior aspect of the uterus. Patient had emergency subtotal hysterectomy. This case highlights that placenta percreta is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy which may present in early pregnancy without any associated high risk factors for placenta percreta with unusual symptoms.


Cite this paper
Pal, R. , Prasad, D. and Jain, S. (2014) Placenta Percreta Causing Rupture of Uterus in Second Trimester of Pregnancy in Non Scarred Uterus with an Unusual Presentation: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 695-698. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2014.411096.
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