placenta

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that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form

the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

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Diagnosis, treatment and application of color Doppler in conservative management of abnormally adherent placenta.
Obstetric haemorrhage results in a significant proportion of maternal deaths worldwide, and abnormally adherent placenta (AAP), comprising placenta accreta, increta and percreta, is a rare but important cause of haemorrhage.
Important differtial diagnoses in suspected cases when placenta could not be separated postpartum include retained incarcerated placenta, adherent placenta where there is a line of cleavage and choriocarcinoma.
But recall that the incidence of abnormally adherent placenta (accreta, increta, percreta) goes up almost exponentially as the number of prior cesareans increases.