Anesth Pain Med.  2009 Jul;4(3):265-268.

Disseminated intravascular coagulation due to placenta accreta : A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.

Abstract

Placenta accreta is a rare complication of pregnancy with high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.It is usually discovered when removal of the placenta after delivery is difficult or there is substantial postpartum bleeding.Placenta accreta can be complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and this increases maternal morbidity and mortality.DIC is characterized by the widespread activation of coagulation, which results in the intravascular formation of fibrin and ultimately thrombotic occlusion of small and midsize vessel.We report a 24-year-old woman with DIC, who developed severe pre- and intraoperative bleeding and massive transfusion during emergent cesarean section.

Keyword

disseminated intravascular coagulation; placenta accreta; postpartum bleeding

MeSH Terms

Dacarbazine
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Female
Fibrin
Hemorrhage
Humans
Placenta
Placenta Accreta
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Young Adult
Dacarbazine
Fibrin
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