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Monday, July 17, 2006

Abruptio placenta

The placenta is a very vascular organ that develops in the uterus of a woman during pregnancy. It is attached to the fetus by the umbilical cord and provides nourishment and oxygen to the growing fetus.When it suddeny becomes detached from the uterus either by trauma or unknown cause it is called placenta abruptio. Heavy vaginal bleeding , abdominal cramping and signs and symptoms of shock may be present.
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