Placenta praevia: percreta and accreta, our experience

Preeti F. Lewis, Shreya Chinchoriya


Background: morbidly adherent placenta has an increasing incidence over decades. The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors and etiology of placenta previa- accreta and percreta.

Methods: A cross sectional observational study of patients with morbidly adherent placenta previa including placenta accreta and placenta percreta were studied over a period of three years from June 2017 to June 2019 in a tertiary care centre, Mumbai.

Results: Cases showed a higher incidence in patients with previous cesarean delivery (CS), grandmultiparity, abortions without the history of check curettage and anterior/central placentae.

Conclusions: History of uterine surgeries and previous cesarean are some important risk factors for accreta in placenta previa patients.


Abortion, Caesarean, Check curettage, Placenta accreta, Placenta percreta, Previous surgery

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