The diagnosis or exclusion of placenta previa is best achieved by direct visualisation of the relationship of the lower edge of the placenta to the internal cervical os. In later pregnancy, the presenting fetal part frequently obscures this area. Elevation of the presenting part was attempted in 56 consecutive pregnancies of greater than 30 weeks gestation, with a success rate of 71%. This confirms that in a minority of pregnancies, other manoeuvres or ultrasound techniques are necessary to visualke the lower placental margin directly.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - May 1992|