ASSOCIATION OF PLACENTA PREVIA WITH A HISTORY OF PREVIOUS CESARIAN DELIVERIES AND INDICATIONS FOR A POSSIBLE ROLE OF A GENETIC COMPONENT
Matalliotakis M, Velegrakis A, Goulielmos GN, Niraki E, Patelarou AE, Matalliotakis I
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Michail Matalliotakis, Venizeleio & Pananio General Hospital of Heraklion, Knossos Avenue, 71409 Heraklion, Greece. Tel: +30-281-036-8304. Mobile: +30-694-386-1582. Fax: +30-281-036-8305. E-mail: mihalismat@hotmail.com
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RESULTS

In total, 76 cases were recruited in the framework of this study. The age distribution showed that 26 women (34.0%) were between 26-30 years old, 23 (30.0%) between 36-40 years old, 17 (22.4%) between 31-35, and 10 (13.0%) cases between 21-25 years old. The incidence of placenta previa was higher in patients with prior C-sections. We found that 50 women (66.0%) had a history of previous C-sections. The percentage with one prior C-section was 46.0% (23 cases) and 54.0% (27 cases) with two or more prior C-sections. Of all these patients, six (8.0%) cases developed placenta percreta, seven (9.0%) were transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU), 14 (18.0%) women needed blood transfusions, and eight (11.0%) underwent a hysterectomy (Figure 1). As far as the offspring was concerned, the data suggested a slightly greater female to male ratio (51.0/49.0%) in the general population between 2010 and 2016. In our study, the male to female ratio was significantly higher in placenta previa cases. We reported 50 males (66.0%) out of 76 live births. According to the results of the present study, a woman gave birth to three children and placenta previa was observed in all cases. Moreover, three out of six women with placenta percreta were related to each other.



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