Morbidly adherent placenta –A burden on tertiary care centre.
Objectives: To determine the burden of Morbidly Adherent Placenta on tertiary care centre in terms of prolonged hospital stay, multiple blood transfusions, Intensive care unit stay, involvement of surgical urological colleges. Study Design: Descriptive Case Series. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Unit I Lahore, General Hospital Lahore LGH. Period: 06 months (1st August 2017-28th February 2018). Material & Methods: Total Obstetrical patients admitted in this period were 2754 total births 2567, lower segment caesarean 1184 patients, with Morbidly Adherent Placenta were 28. Date was analysed regarding maternal age, parity, previous surgeries and diagnosis prior to admission. The complications analysed were hospital stay >10 days, multiple transfusions>04 days, ICU admission>72hours, requirement of surgical and urological colleges. Patients fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria were studied. Results: Morbidly Adherent Placenta results in patient’s prolonged stay in hospital and ICU which results in high consumption of hospital resources. Conclusion: Morbidly Adherent Placenta is directly related with caesarean section rate. Every effort should be made to reduce the %age of primary caesarean section so that incidence of Morbidly Adherent Placenta can be minimised.