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Uterine arterial embolization in the management of severe post-partum hemorrhage: A successful rescue method to avoid peripartum hysterectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21621168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Although the effects of uterine arterial embolization (UAE) for the control of post-partum hemorrhage on menstruation, fertility and future pregnancy have been reported before, domestic reports on long-term outcomes are lacking.
METHODS: From April 2001 to March 2005, 9 patients who underwent UAE for post-partum hemorrhage were evaluated retrospectively. The analyses included both immediate and long-term outcome, including menstruation, future fertility and subsequent pregnancies.
RESULTS: The median follow-up was 82 months, ranging from 63 months to 108 months. All the women had regular menstruation after UAE treatment, but 5 had hypomenorrhea. Four women attempted pregnancy, and 3 had successful term deliveries. One woman was infertile.
CONCLUSION: UAE appeared to be a safe procedure. Hypomenorrhea was common after UAE treatment (55.6%), although regular menstruation returned successfully. Future pregnancy seemed possible, and without complications.
Huann-Cheng Horng; Wei-Min Hu; Hsiou-Shan Tseng; Wen-Hsun Chang; Kuan-Chong Chao; Ming-Jie Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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