Uterine artery embolisation - Fibroids

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


35 year old female with fibroids and menorrhagia

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
DSA (angiography)


Case Discussion

After excluding other causes; the uterine arteries on both sides are embolised using polyvinyl alcohol particles (300-350micron size).

Post-embolisation images reveal complete cessation of blood supply to the uterus on both sides.

Robertson's uterine catheter is used to cannulate uterine arteries on both sides  with right common  femoral artery puncture. 

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Case information

rID: 12289
Published: 7th Nov 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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