Placenta Increta

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Placenta increta is the abnormal growth of the placenta, which supplies life support to the growing fetus, into the muscle of the uterine wall (myometrium). All or part of the placenta can be abnormally attached.

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology