Invasive Placental Disease, Obstetrics

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Abstract

This guideline covers the diagnosis and subsequent management (antenatal and intrapartum of women with suspected abnormally invasive placental disease in GG&C

There should be a suspicion of this condition in all women with a previous section and a low-lying placenta in a subsequent pregnancy. It requires a multi-disciplinary management team and is frequently associated with heavy bleeding, hysterectomy and complex antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum morbidity. Senior staff should be involved in all decisions. Careful antenatal planning and good communication are vital in the management of these women.

NOTE: this guideline is hosted on the NHSGGC Obstetrics & Gynaecology Handbook website. Clicking on the link below will open the guideline in a new window.

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