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Biochemical changes with placenta accreta

N Matsumura, T Inoue, M Fukuoka, N Sagawa, S Fujii
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to assess the natural course of retained adherent placenta at term. METHODS: Five cases of retained adherent placenta, clinically diagnosed as placenta accreta, were managed conservatively without methotrexate. To assess the biochemical and circulatory changes in the placentas, the serum levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and the pulsatility index (PI) of the uterine arteries were examined. RESULTS: Serum hCG levels decreased spontaneously; the half-life of serum hCG was calculated to be 5...
April 2000: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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