Placenta Percreta With Invasion into the Urinary Bladder

Zachary L. Smith, Shailen S. Sehgal, Keith N. Van Arsdalen, Irwin S. Goldstein

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Placenta percreta is a rare condition, which can lead to significant morbidity and potentially mortality. We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who presented at 24 weeks gestation with vaginal bleeding and was found to have complete placenta previa with placenta percreta invading the urinary bladder. Her hospital course was complicated by bilateral pulmonary emboli. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy, repeat Caesarean section, and total abdominal hysterectomy. Because of placental invasion into the bladder, the procedure was complicated by bladder and ureteral injuries for which urology carried out repair. Postoperatively, the patient had a persistent bladder leak until postoperative day #39.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-32
Number of pages2
JournalUrology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Bladder
  • Cystorrhaphy
  • Placenta percreta
  • Placenta previa
  • Reconstruction


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