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Embolization of renal hemorrhage in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23344416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Selective embolization in pregnancy for treatment of renal hemorrhage has been reported infrequently in the literature; the possibility of minimizing radiation dose to the fetus by using dose-sparing fluoroscopy techniques is not commonly appreciated by the obstetric community.
CASE: : We describe performing partial renal embolization with the use of all available radiation dose-sparing techniques. The patient had no further complications, and she and her newborn were well postpartum. A dose reconstruction indicated that the fetal dose from the procedure was less than 5 mGy.
CONCLUSION: : When faced with a symptomatic renal hemorrhage in pregnancy, a renal angiogram and embolization by an experienced interventional radiologist are effective treatment options that can be performed with minimal fetal radiation risk.
Alison Wortman; Donald L Miller; Timothy F Donahue; Scott Petersen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; and the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Uniformed Services University, and the Department of Urology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
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