June 18th, 2018

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First-Trimester Uterine Rupture from a Placenta Percreta: A Case Report
Authors:  Hung-Shuo Liang, M.D., Cherng-Jye Jeng, M.D., Tzong-Chyi Sheen, M.D., Fa-Kung Lee, M.D., M.P.H., Yuh-Cheng Yang, M.D., and Chii-Ruey Tzeng, M.D., M.P.H.
BACKGROUND: Cesarean scar pregnancy complicated by placenta percreta and uterine rupture is an uncommon gynecologic emergency.

CASE: A woman presenting with abdominal pain and shock was found to have a cesarean scar pregnancy complicated by placenta percreta and uterine rupture.

CONCLUSION: Implantation within a cesarean scar may cause placenta percreta, leading to uterine rupture in the first trimester and mimicking other gynecologic emergencies. (J Reprod Med 2003;48:474-478)
Keywords:  uterine rupture; pregnancy, ectopic; cesarean scar pregnancy; placenta percreta
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