Endovascular treatment of postpartum haemorrhage in a woman with genitourinary and vascular congenital malformations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 43-year-old woman presented with postpartum haemorrhage necessitating uterine artery embolisation. Prior to embolisation, angiography demonstrated the presence of a persistent sciatic artery (PSA). Due to the possibility of embolic particles inadvertently traveling to the lower extremity via this variant arterial pathway, care was taken to only embolise the uterine artery. PSAs are uncommon but important vascular pathways to screen for during pelvic intervention and are associated with other genitourinary anomalies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perkins, S; Drews, E; Li, G; Martin, J

Published Date

  • March 23, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

PubMed ID

  • 33758047

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7993248

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2020-240608


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England