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The Treatment of Post-Partum Bleeding With Embolization

  • Anna Maria Ierardi Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, IT
  • Enrico Maria Fumarola
  • Antonio Pinto
  • Mariano Scaglione
  • Gianpaolo Carrafiello

Abstract

Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of transcatheter embolization in the treatment of post-partum bleedings.


Materials and Methods: In a single institution, the outcome of 15 patients who underwent trans arterial embolization (TAE) for post-partum hemorrhages (PPH) were retrospectively reviewed.


Eleven patients presented with hemodynamic instability requiring blood transfusion (73 %), four patients were hemodynamically stable (27 %). Arterial embolization was performed with gelatin sponge, particles and coils.


Results: Mean follow-up time was 21.2 months (range 12-48 months). Technical success rate was 100%. The overall clinical success rate was 100%. No major complications that required intensive care treatment were registered during or after the procedures. No patient required emergency surgery and subsequent hysterectomy. During follow-up, four patients become pregnant after transcatheter arterial embolization, and delivered full-term and healthy infants.


Conclusions: TAE is a safe method that allows to avoid surgery and hysterectomy for uncontrollable post-partum hemorrhage; a future normal pregnancy after embolization may be hypothesized.

Published

2020-04-20

How to Cite

IERARDI, Anna Maria et al. The Treatment of Post-Partum Bleeding With Embolization. Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, apr. 2020. ISSN 2002-7567. Available at: <https://journal.jevtm.com/index.php/jevtm/article/view/110>. Date accessed: 11 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v4i1.110.

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