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Basal Plate Myometrial Fibres

  • Linda M. ErnstEmail author
  • Suzanne M. Jacques
  • Faisal Qureshi
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Abstract

The presence of myometrial fibres adherent to the delivered placenta has been recognized as an important histologic finding within the spectrum of placenta accreta/morbidly adherent placenta. Basal plate myometrial fibres (BPMF) are easily and not uncommonly recognized with careful examination of the basal plate, and although more research is needed to determine its significance, cohort studies have shown an increased risk for development of placenta accreta in a subsequent pregnancy.

Keywords

Placenta accreta Morbidly adherent placenta Myometrial fibres Placental basal plate Occult placenta accreta 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda M. Ernst
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Suzanne M. Jacques
    • 3
  • Faisal Qureshi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston HospitalEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Detroit Medical Center, Hutzel Women’s HospitalWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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