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Prophylactic pelvic artery catheterization and embolization in women with placenta accreta: can it prevent cesarean hysterectomy?
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PMID:  20119890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the outcome of a relatively large cohort of women with suspected placenta accreta who underwent prophylactic pelvic artery catheterization prior to cesarean section. All pregnant women with suspected placenta accreta who delivered in one tertiary center were included in this retrospective study. All patients underwent an elective cesarean section with prophylactic pelvic artery catheterization of internal iliac arteries through femoral or brachial approach. Thirty women underwent prophylactic catheterization; placenta accreta was clinically confirmed in 25 (83.3%) cases. Embolization was performed in 23 cases (76.6%) and hysterectomy in 2 (8%). Median estimated amount of blood loss was 2000 mL (500 to 9000 mL). There were no major catheterization-related complications. Three women had a subsequent pregnancy and uncomplicated delivery by cesarean section. Prophylactic pelvic artery catheterization and embolization in women with placenta accreta is safe and effective in prevention of hysterectomy and should be considered in woman wishing to preserve fertility.
Eyal Sivan; Maya Spira; Reuven Achiron; Uri Rimon; Gil Golan; Shali Mazaki-Tovi; Eyal Schiff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Occlusion / methods*
Cesarean Section
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Iliac Artery
Placenta Accreta / therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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