Placenta previa and accreta


Placenta accreta was confirmed at surgery and hysterectomy was done.

Placenta accreta is a life-threatening condition mostly related to deficient decidua at the cesarean section site.  Previous cesarean sections and placenta previa are the two most important predisposing factors.

In this case, the presence of dark T2 intraplacental bands extending within the placenta from the placenta–myometrium interface, heterogeneity of the placenta, the focal indistinctness of the myometrial wall and focal uterine bulging are the manifestations of placenta previa and accreta.