Eight patients with benign obstetric and gynecologic conditions required embolization. There was a total of 11 embolizations, and embolizing agents were chosen depending on the abnormality requiring embolization. Gelfoam, Ivalon and alcohol were used to treat vascular malformations. Ovarian veins were embolized with coils. Postoperative bleeding was managed with Gelfoam, coils and/or Ivalon. Four patients had bleeding after hysterectomy or vaginal suspension. One patient had postdelivery bleeding. All the bleeding was controlled after embolization. A uterine arteriovenous malformation was managed with embolization, allowing the patient to carry her next pregnancy to term. The symptoms of a vulvar hemangioma and ovarian syndrome were controlled with vascular embolization. Morbidity was minimal. Embolization is the primary treatment of choice in obstetric and gynecologic patients with postoperative bleeding or symptomatic vascular malformation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|State||Published - Aug 4 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology