Ultraschall Med 2020; 41(05): 560-561
DOI: 10.1055/a-0770-5209
Letter to the Editor

Increased Cell-Free Fetal DNA Fraction in the First Trimester: A Sign of Abnormally Invasive Placenta?

Dagmar Wertaschnigg
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
,
Miha Lucovnik
2  Department of Perinatology, University-Medical-Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
,
Eckhard Klieser
3  Department of Pathology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
,
Judith Huber-Katamay
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
,
Manfred Georg Moertl
4  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tertiary care center for Perinatology, Medical Center, Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
› Author Affiliations

Abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) is one of the most dangerous conditions associated with pregnancy, because it may cause severe peripartum hemorrhage resulting in acute maternal morbidity (i. e., due to the need for multiple blood transfusions, hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization, uterine balloon or uterine compression sutures or transfer to ICU) [1].



Publication History

Publication Date:
05 November 2018 (online)

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