Placenta Praevia, Placenta Praevia Accreta and Vasa Praevia: Diagnosis and Management (Green-top 27)

This is the third edition of this guideline. The first, published in 2001, was entitled Placenta Praevia: Diagnosis and Management; the second, published in 2005, was entitled Placenta Praevia and Placenta Praevia Accreta: Diagnosis and Management.

The purpose of this guideline is to describe the diagnostic modalities used for placenta praevia, vasa praevia and a morbidly adherent placenta and how they are applied during the antenatal period. Clinical management will be described in the antenatal and peripartum period with specific reference to the anticipation, planning and timing of surgery, as well as to the advanced techniques and interventions available for managing placenta accreta. This guideline does not address the problems of a suspected morbidly adherent placenta before fetal viability.

This guideline can be downloaded as a pdf using the link below.

Date published: 05/01/2011

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