Placenta increta is the abnormal growth of the placenta, which supplies life support to the growing fetus, into the muscle of the uterine wall (myometrium). All or part of the placenta can be abnormally attached.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||February 23, 2012|
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