Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Obstet Gynecol Sci. 2017 May;60(3):303-307. doi: 10.5468/ogs.2017.60.3.303. Epub 2017 May 15.

Delayed postpartum hemoperitoneum due to uterine artery pseudoaneurysm rupture.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
2
Department of Radiology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

A 30-year-old woman experienced severe abdominal pain 8 days after vaginal delivery. The patient was diagnosed with hemoperitoneum due to rupture of the left uterine artery pseudoaneurysm, which was confirmed via ultrasound with color Doppler and computed tomography scans. This patient was treated with bilateral uterine artery embolization to maintain fertility. A uterine artery pseudoaneurysm that causes delayed postpartum hemorrhage can occur after cesarean section or vaginal delivery. A uterine artery pseudoaneurysm can be fatal, so its detection and diagnosis are critical. Herein, we report a case of delayed postpartum hemoperitoneum due to uterine artery pseudoaneurysm rupture.

KEYWORDS:

Aneurysm, false; Embolization; Hemoperitoneum; Postpartum period

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center