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A case of uterine artery pseudoaneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12188066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysms is a rare cause of haemorrhage but is potentially life-threatening and can occur after common gynaecological operations such as a Caesarean section or a hysterectomy. A 33-year-old woman who developed secondary postpartum haemorrhage after a Caesarean section was diagnosed to have uterine artery pseudoaneurysms on ultrasound scan. She was treated with bilateral uterine artery embolisation via selective catherisation of uterine arteries. Good outcome with the aneurysms remaining obliterated was obtained. Angiographic embolisation is a safe and effective method of treating postpartum haemorrhage in haemodynamically stable patients and should be an option before resorting to surgery in appropriately selected cases.
S P Ho; C L Ong; B S Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-21     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of O&G, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Endometritis / complications
Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology*
Postpartum Hemorrhage / etiology
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Hemorrhage / therapy*
Uterus / blood supply*

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