BACKGROUND: Peripartum hysterectomy is performed for a variety of indications, including abnormal placentation, retained placenta, uterine rupture, and uterine atony. Most cases are emergent and performed through open laparotomy.
CASE: At 20 weeks of gestation, a patient with previous endometrial ablation had ruptured membranes and delivered her fetus but not her placenta. She was hemodynamically stable and underwent robotic hysterectomy. Surgical pathology confirmed placenta increta.
CONCLUSION: In appropriate patients, a minimally invasive approach may be considered for peripartum hysterectomy to potentially decrease maternal morbidity.