Placenta accreta diagnosed at 9 weeks' gestation

Y. J. Chen, P. H. Wang, W. M. Liu, C. R. Lai, L. P. Shu, J. H. Hung

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The majority of cases of placenta accreta are unanticipated and initially identified intraoperatively. Although color Doppler ultrasound is adequate for the evaluation of placenta accreta in the third trimester, ultrasound diagnosis in the first trimester has never been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first case of placenta accreta detected at 9 weeks' gestation by ultrasound. Placenta accreta with intraplacental lacunae can be identified together with a loss of the hypoechogenic retroplacental myometrial zone. Based on this case, we found that early diagnosis of placenta accreta in the first trimester by ultrasound is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-622
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • First trimester
  • Placenta accreta
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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