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What are the tests for placenta accreta?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Ultrasound, Doppler.
The provisional working diagnosis is achieved prenatally with history taking and a targeted ultrasound examination by an expert in the field.
Mri is not generally helpful, unless the placental invasion is posteriorly. The final diagnosis is made by pathological examination of the uterus and placenta en bloc after a cesarean hysterectomy.

In brief: Ultrasound, Doppler.
The provisional working diagnosis is achieved prenatally with history taking and a targeted ultrasound examination by an expert in the field.
Mri is not generally helpful, unless the placental invasion is posteriorly. The final diagnosis is made by pathological examination of the uterus and placenta en bloc after a cesarean hysterectomy.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ultrasound & MRI
An accreta is a more dangerous form of placental abnormality and ultrasound isn't very accurate although it can show signs that concern us.
Especially if someone has higher risk factors (previous c-section scar, uterine rupture). An MRI is more diagnostic of a placenta accreta and allows us to make vital preparations for delivery such as blood products, qualified surgeons, & embolization therapy.

In brief: Ultrasound & MRI
An accreta is a more dangerous form of placental abnormality and ultrasound isn't very accurate although it can show signs that concern us.
Especially if someone has higher risk factors (previous c-section scar, uterine rupture). An MRI is more diagnostic of a placenta accreta and allows us to make vital preparations for delivery such as blood products, qualified surgeons, & embolization therapy.
Dr. Miguel Cano
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