Conservative management of morbidly adherent placenta: Expert review

Karin A. Fox, Alireza A. Shamshirsaz, Daniela Carusi, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Paula Lee, Ozhan M. Turan, Christopher Huls, Alfred Abuhamad, Hyagriv Simhan, John Barton, Jason Wright, Robert Silver, Michael A. Belfort

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Over the last century, the incidence of placenta accreta, increta, and percreta, collectively referred to as morbidly adherent placenta, has risen dramatically. Planned cesarean hysterectomy at the time of cesarean delivery is the standard recommended treatment in the United States. Recently, interest in conservative management has resurged, especially in Europe. The aims of this review are the following: (1) to provide an overview of methods used for conservative management, (2) to discuss clinical implications for both clinicians and patients, and (3) to identify areas in need of further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • accreta
  • conservative management
  • increta
  • percreta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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