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What is placenta increta?

Placenta increta is a classification of abnormal placenta attachment to the uterine wall. A placenta increta is more severe than placenta accreta since the placenta is more deeply attached to the uterine wall. While the attachment is deeper into the uterine wall, the placenta does not penetrate into the uterine muscle. During the third stage of labor a placenta increta does not spontaneously detach from the uterus and causes excessive bleeding. If the placenta cannot be manually removed and the bleeding controlled, a hysterectomy is needed.

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