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Placenta increta


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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Anne Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedFebruary 24, 2010

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