False aneurysm of the uterine pedicle: an uncommon cause of post-partum haemorrhage after caesarean section treated with selective arterial embolization

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rouen University Hospital -- Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France.
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (Impact Factor: 1.63). 08/2001; 97(1):26-9. DOI: 10.1016/S0301-2115(00)00482-6
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ABSTRACT We report three cases of post-partum haemorrhage following caesarean delivery attributed to a false aneurysm of the uterine pedicle and treated with artery embolization. These lesion were probably post-traumatic in origin related to hysterotomy. Angiographic study of the anterior division of hypogastric arteries confirmed the diagnosis and embolization of the false aneurysm was successful in controlling the haemorrhage.