Argon beam coagulation facilitates management of placenta percreta with bladder invasion OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Karam, A. K., Bristow, R. E., Bienstock, J., Montz, F. J. 2003; 102 (3): 555–56


Placenta percreta with bladder invasion is a rare but potentially lethal complication of pregnancy.A multigravida, with a history of two prior cesarean deliveries, presented with complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding near term. She had been previously diagnosed with an anterior placenta previa. A placenta percreta with bladder invasion was confirmed on cystoscopy. The patient underwent a successful cesarean hysterectomy using the argon beam coagulator.Argon beam coagulation may successfully help manage placenta percreta with bladder invasion while minimizing blood loss.

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