Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Aug;52(4):395-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01449.x. Epub 2012 Jun 9.


The use of multiple 8 compression suturing as a novel procedure to preserve fertility in patients with placenta accreta: case series.

Shazly SA, Badee AY, Ali MK.


Woman's Health Center, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. [email protected]


Placenta accreta/percreta is a serious cause of intractable post-partum hemorrhage during cesarean section and a common cause of peripartum hysterectomy. In this case series, we evaluated the use of multiple 8 sutures as a novel procedure to preserve the uterus in these cases. Seven women with placenta accreta/percreta were initially managed with bilateral uterine artery ligation. The procedure was resorted to in cases that did not respond to ligation (five women). Women were followed up for up to 24 months to report complications.

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