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Terminology for abnormally invasive placenta: still confusing

Published:October 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijoa.2022.103603
      The management of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Severe bleeding during the surgery for PAS and some hemostatic procedures including vascular occlusion demand the special attention of anesthesiologists. Obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians should have a common and consistent terminology to describe this condition. Bloom et al.’s recent article in this journal is timely.
      • Broom M.A.
      • Bailey E.
      • Kearns R.J.
      • McMillan M.
      • McPeake J.
      Diagnostic terminology in Placenta Accreta Spectrum: a scoping review.
      I wish to highlight some important points in order to make things clearer for obstetric anesthesiologists.

      Abbreviations:

      FIGO (the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics), PAS (placenta accreta spectrum)

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