Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic
Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Implantation of the placenta in the lower uterine segment, partially or completely occluding the internal os
● Important cause of late vaginal bleeding and emergent Cesarean delivery
● Associated with a history of D&C, Cesarean delivery and multiparity
● Marginal hematomas may be present
● In vaginal deliveries, point of membrane tear may be at the disc edge
End of Placenta > Placental gross/microscopic abnormalities, non-neoplastic > Placenta previa
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