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Perforation of transverse colon: a catastrophic complication of uterine artery embolization for fibroids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22278665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a 43-year-old woman who underwent uterine artery embolization (UAE) for a symptomatic large fibroid uterus and had spontaneous perforation of the transverse colon 3 months after embolisation with near-fatal consequences. We believe this is the first reported case in the literature of this serious complication of UAE. We briefly review the literature on bowel complications after UAE and discuss lessons to be learned regarding patient selection and postprocedure follow-up.
Jyotsna Acharya; Karen Bancroft; James Lay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  2013-05-24     Revised Date:  2013-08-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1524-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Colon, Transverse / injuries*
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
Leiomyoma / therapy*
Uterine Artery Embolization / adverse effects*
Uterine Neoplasms / therapy*
Comment In:
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Aug;36(4):1172   [PMID:  23674272 ]
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Aug;36(4):1173   [PMID:  23674275 ]

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