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Placenta Accreta

Placenta Accreta

Placenta accreta is the abnormal attachment of all or part of the placenta, which provides life support to the growing fetus, to the surface of the uterine wall.

Last Revised: March 28, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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