An unusual case of retained placenta managed by hysterotomy

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https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20241792

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Unusual, Retained placenta, Hysterotomy

Abstract

When the placenta does not expel after 30 minutes of delivery of fetus it is said to be retained. It can be a cause of post-partum haemorrhage. It may result from poor uterine contractions. The most common source of a trapped placenta is from a partial closure of the cervix and/or a contracted lower uterine segment. We present an unusual case of a retained placenta trapped in a myometrial sacculation at the left angular region of the uterus.

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2024-06-27

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Case Reports