Pelvic arterial pseudoaneurysm - A rare complication of Cesarean section: Diagnosis and novel treatment

M. Kovo, D. J. Behar, V. Friedman, G. Malinger

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Abstract

An uncommon cause of delayed postpartum hemorrhage is a pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery. Pelvic arterial pseudoaneurysm is generally treated by laparotomy and hemostatic sutures or by uterine artery embolization. We describe two cases of late postpartum hemorrhage following Cesarean section, attributed to pelvic arterial pseudoaneurysm, that were successfully treated by direct thrombin injection under ultrasound guidance. Percutaneous or transvaginal ultrasound-guided direct thrombin injection is a simple procedure that does not require any sophisticated surgical or radiological equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-785
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Thrombin injection
  • Uterine artery

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