Vol 86, No 8 (2015)

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Successful treatment of placenta percreta trough a combinatioral treatment incolving a Bakri balloon an metotrexate: a case report

Nermin Akdemir, Arif Serhan Cevrioğlu, Selçuk Özden, Yasemin Gündüz, Gökçen İlhan
DOI: 10.17772/gp/58974
Ginekol Pol 2015;86(8).


Placental percreta is a complication involving an abnormally deep placental attachment to the myometrium, resulting in obstetric hemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy. A 38-year-old pregnant woman, with a history of 2 Cesarean births, myomectomy, 9 pregnancies, and 6 spontaneous abortions, was admitted after experiencing intrauterine fetal death, which occurred at 19 weeks gestation. The patient was referred to our institution after 8 days of unsuccessful medical treatment. Doppler ultrasonography and vacuum curettage revealed possible signs of abnormal placentation. Because of the unsuccessful separation of the placenta and massive bleeding, we used a Bakri Balloon to treat excessive bleeding during the acute phase, followed by the conservative administration of parenteral methotrexate to treat the spontaneous involution of the placenta at 7 weeks of conservative therapy. Bakri Balloon and methotrexate application to treat bleeding after curettage is a useful choice in placenta percreta and hemorrhage after abortion.

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