The Effect of Abruptio Placentae on Perinatal Outcome of Pregnancy
Miljana Z Jovandaric*
Department of Neonatology, Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Miljana Z Jovandaric
Department of Neonatology
Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics
Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
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Received February 23, 2016; Accepted April 16, 2016; Published April 22, 2016
Citation: Jovandaric MZ (2016) The Effect of Abruptio Placentae on Perinatal Outcome of Pregnancy. J Clin Case Rep 6:775. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000775
Copyright: © 2016 Jovandaric MZ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abruptio placentae is defined as the premature separation of the placenta from the uterus. A significant cause of third-trimester bleeding associated with fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality, placental abruption must be considered whenever bleeding is encountered in the second half of pregnancy. If the bleeding continues, fetal and maternal distress may develop. Fetal and maternal death may occur if appropriate interventions are not undertaken. The severity of fetal distress correlates with the degree of placental separation. In near-complete or complete abruption, fetal death is inevitable unless an immediate cesarian delivery is performed.