Cocoon Hospital, India
*Corresponding Author: Preeti Sharma, Cocoon Hospital, India.
Received: January 11, 2021; Published: January 28, 2021
Placenta accreta spectrum is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication that occurs in approximately 3 in 1000 pregnancies. The incidence of this iatrogenic disorder is ever increasing with the alarming rates of caesarean deliveries and fertility enhancing surgeries in the last decade. It occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the wall of the uterus and is unable to detach at childbirth. The etiology is a defect of the endometrial -myometrial interface (absence of fibrinoid Nitabuchs layer) that leads to a failure of normal decidualization in the area of a uterine scar, which allows abnormally deep placental anchoring villi and trophoblast invasion. FIGO has given a classification of PAS in 2019 according to the clinical symptoms and degree of adherence (Luke’s classification) into creta accreta and percreta. WHO has used the wider term Morbidly adherent placenta and used code ICD 10 O42 for international coding.
Citation: Preeti Sharma. “PAS Rising Threat to Safe Motherhood”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.2 (2021): 43-44.
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