Uterine artery embolization - fibroids

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Fibroids and menorrhagia

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
DSA (angiography)

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

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

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

Case Discussion

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

Post-embolization 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 the right common femoral artery puncture. 

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Case information

rID: 12289
Published: 7th Nov 2010
Last edited: 4th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included