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Uterine artery embolisation in the management of recurrent vaginal haematoma

N S Chauhan, S B Dhodapkar, M Daniel, M C Arokiaraj, R C Chauhan

Abstract


 

We report a rare case of primary postpartum haemorrhage due to a traumatic cause following spontaneous vaginal delivery in which surgical intervention failed. It was successfully treated by transcatheter embolisation of the uterine artery. This technique, although well known, is still underused in such conditions.


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N S Chauhan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

S B Dhodapkar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

M Daniel, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

M C Arokiaraj, Department of Cardiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

R C Chauhan, Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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Keywords

Postpartum haemorrhage; Transcatheter uterine artery embolisation

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;21(2):46-47. DOI:10.7196/sajog.906

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-07-17
Date published: 2015-12-12

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