Placental abruption

Alternative names
Premature separation of placenta; Accidental hemorrhage; Ablatio placentae; Abruptio placentae;

Definition
Placenta abruptio is separation of the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) from the site of uterine implantation before delivery of the fetus.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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