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4.2.1 Background Information

Definition

Complicated Placental Locations are defined as placental locations that add additional challenge to Caesarean section by way of increasing morbidity and mortality risk, often by way of severe hemorrhage.​

Disclaimer

Some patients with complicated placental locations (i.e. placenta accreta spectrum) are best served at tertiary care centres able to provide specialized care. This module is not intended to encourage the full management of these disorders, but merely to provide background knowledge to help guide decision-making in rural/remote areas about when to transfer out.​

Updated on June 28, 2021

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