Pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery requiring bilateral uterine artery embolization

Brian C. Cooper, Michelle Hocking-Brown, Joel I. Sorosky, Wendy F. Hansen

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Objective: To report a case of uterine artery pseudoaneurysm which initially failed unilateral uterine artery embolization that subsequently responded to bilateral embolization. Design: A case report. Setting: University hospital. Patient(s): 32-year-old G2 P1 female. Intervention(s): Left uterine artery embolization followed by right uterine artery embolization 1 day later. Main Outcome Measure(S): Vaginal bleeding, hemoglobin. Results: Unilateral uterine artery embolization failed to control vaginal bleeding. Repeat embolization of the contralateral side was successful. Conclusions: Uterine artery embolization is an effective method of treating delayed postpartum hemorrhage secondary to a pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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