Asim Shoukat, Hassan Bukhari, Nosheen Ahmad.
Doppler Ultrasound for Antenatal Detection of Morbidly Adherent Placenta in patients Preseted with Placenta Previa Major Degree.
Pak J Radiol Jun ;26(3):163-7.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasound for antenatal detection of morbidly adherent placenta in patients presented with placenta previa major. STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional validation survey. SETTING: Radiology and Gynecology department of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. DURATION OF STUDY: Six month (31-05-2014 to 30-11-2014) after approval of synopsis. SUBJECTS AND METH ODS: A total of 145 cases were included in this study. Doppler ultrasound was done to detect presence / absence of placenta accreta and patients were followed till delivery and per-operative findings were compared with Doppler USG findings. RESULTS: Sensitivity was found to be 86.5%, specificity 90.4%, diagnostic accuracy 95%, positive predictive value 95.7% and negative predictive value 72.5%. CONCLUSION: Doppler ultrasound is useful in detecting placenta accreta is patients with placenta previa.

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