Preplacental abruption

Pre-placental abruption or haemorrhage can be subamniotic or subchorionic in location.

Clinical presentation

  • vaginal bleeding
  • most often painless

Symptoms may be similar to placental abruption in other locations; however, it may not have as poor a prognosis as other placental abruption. 

Treatment and prognosis

Complications
  • fetal demise by compression of the umbilical cord
  • preterm delivery by stimulating premature uterine contractions

Differential diagnosis

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Article information

rID: 32653
System: Obstetrics
Section: Pathology
Tags: stubs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pre-placental haemorrhage
  • Pre-placental abruption
  • Pre-placental hemorrhage
  • Preplacental haemorrhage
  • Preplacental hemorrhage
  • Preplacental hematoma
  • Pre-placental hematoma
  • Preplacental haematoma
  • Pre-placental haematoma

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