The Oxford Placenta Accreta Team (OxPAT)

We are a dedicated group of clinician researchers from Oxford who are working to reduce morbidity and mortality for women experiencing placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) worldwide. We believe that by sharing our knowledge not only in academic journals but also making it available online we will reach more healthcare professionals and help them to improve the outcomes for women in their care.

(Contains graphic surgical images, caution advised)

Supplementary material for the journal article by Soleymani majd, H. et al

The modified radical peri-partum caesarean hysterectomy (Soleymani-Alazzam-Collins (SAC) technique): a systematic, safe procedure for the management of severe placenta accreta spectrum (PAS)

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2021): 225(2):175 e1- e10.

Interesting fact: Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree (pictured above), is a tree native to part of Yemen. It has a shape and branching system strikingly similar to the placenta. If you cut the tree it releases a red sap, hence the name dragon blood tree.