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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 520-523

The management of patients with placenta percreta: A case series comparing the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta with aortic cross clamp


Department of Anaesthesia, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dr. Melissa K Stubbs
Department on Anaesthesia, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 26 Chris Hani Road, Diepkloof, Johannesburg 1864
South Africa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_121_20

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Due to the rising caesarean section (CS) rate, there has been an increase in placenta percreta (PP) cases. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) use has been successful in obstetric surgery for PP. In our institution, it has been introduced for prophylactic and therapeutic management in patients with PP. In our environment, the risks, benefits, and associated cost of REBOA use needed to be determined. In this case series, we report on five patients with PP where REBOA or aortic cross clamp were used and examine the associated outcomes.


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