Interventional radiologic treatment of pelvic hemorrhage after placement of mesh for reconstructive pelvic surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: We report two cases of vascular complications after reconstructive pelvic surgery successfully treated with pelvic artery embolization. CASES: Two patients who underwent mesh placement complicated by postoperative pelvic hemorrhage were treated successfully with selective arterial embolization. CONCLUSION: The widespread adoption of reconstructive pelvic surgery procedures with dissection in deep vascular spaces has brought with it the prospect of challenging vascular morbidity. A thorough understanding of pelvic anatomy is essential for management of vascular complications from reconstructive pelvic surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Muffly, TM; Paraiso, MFR; Gill, AS; Barber, MD; Rainey, MC; Walters, MD

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 119 / 2 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 459 - 462

PubMed ID

  • 22270438

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-233X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31822ad840


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States