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Placenta percreta is the abnormal growth of the placenta, which provides life support to the growing fetus, through the uterine wall and sometimes into the bladder or rectum.
Last Revised: February 23, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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