Term: Placenta Previa
Last Updated: 2012-11-05
A condition of pregnancy where a "placenta implanted in the lower segment of the uterus, presenting ahead of the leading pole of the fetus". (Oppenheimer L et al., 2007). For more information, please read the
Diagnosis and Management of Placenta Previa
on-line article by Oppenheimer et al. (2007) - accessed August 8, 2011.
In Heaman et al. (2012), a woman was considered to have had a placenta previa/abruptio placenta diagnosis if the ICD-10-CA code of O44 or O45 was present.