Vaginal delivery through annular placenta - case report

Živković, Nikica and Krezo, Stipe and Matijević, Ratko and Živković, Krešimir (2013) Vaginal delivery through annular placenta - case report. Croatian Medical Journal, 54 (2). pp. 203-205. ISSN 0353-9504

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Annular placenta is an extremely rare morphological type of human placenta. It is commonly related to placental vessel abnormalities frequently causing antenatal and postnatal hemorrhage and operative delivery. Gravida 4 para 1 had an uneventful course of pregnancy and normal vaginal delivery followed by moderate postpartum hemorrhage. Hemorrhage was found to be local in origin but the placenta was annular in shape and the newborn was delivered through one of the openings. Annular placenta was not recognized before delivery. Its implantation site was in the lower uterine segment but high enough to allow the passage of the fetus through its annular defect and vaginal birth. To our knowledge, this is a first report of annular placenta ending in normal vaginal delivery.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Amnion/anatomy & histology ; Delivery, Obstetric ; Female ; Humans ; Infant, Newborn ; Placenta/abnormalities ; Postpartum Hemorrhage/etiology ; Pregnancy ; Uterus
Departments: Katedra za ginekologiju i opstetriciju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Živković, NikicaUNSPECIFIED
Matijević, RatkoUNSPECIFIED
Živković, KrešimirUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2013
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 11:36
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