Placenta accreta is an abnormally firm and deep attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall. It's actually an umbrella term for three variants, depending on how deeply the placental cells invade: placenta accreta, placenta increta and placenta percreta
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The american College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Committee Opinion - The incidence of placenta accreta has increased and seems to parallel the increasing cesarean delivery rate. Researchers have reported the incidence of placenta accreta as 1 in 533 pregnancies for the period of 1982–2002 (5). This contrasts sharply with previous reports, which ranged from 1 in 4,027 pregnancies in the 1970s, increasing to 1 in 2,510 pregnancies in the 1980s (6, 7).