Opening the bladder for cesarean hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta with bladder invasion.
ABSTRACT Cesarean hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta with bladder invasion often induces not only massive hemorrhage but also severe bladder/ureter injuries. A 37-year-old woman with previous cesarean delivery suffered placenta previa percreta with bladder invasion. At the 34th week, we performed cesarean hysterectomy. Without separating the bladder from the uterus/cervix, we incised the bladder lateral wall using an automatic stapling/cutting device, leaving the bladder posterior wall adhering to the uterus and resecting it with the uterus. The bladder was easily repaired without urological sequelae. We suggest a new, simple and safe technique for cesarean hysterectomy for this disease.