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

ArticleinEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 97(1):26-9 · August 2001with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.70 · DOI: 10.1016/S0301-2115(00)00482-6 · Source: PubMed


    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.