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Uterine artery embolization using gelatin sponge particles performed due to massive vaginal bleeding caused by ectopic pregnancy within a cesarean scar: a case study

Sławomir Woźniak, Magdalena Kłudka-Sternik, Piotr Czuczwar, Piotr Szkodziak, Tomasz Paszkowski, Małgorzata Sczerbo-Trojanowska, Krzysztof Pyra
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1668
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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(11).

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Vol 84, No 11 (2013)
ARTICLES

Abstract

A pregnancy located within a cesarean scar is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman with a history of one cesarean section (gravida 2, para 1) admitted to the hospital at 9 weeks of gestation due to vaginal bleeding, initially diagnosed as a missed abortion. During the hospitalization spontaneous abortion took place, and the patient was qualified for dilatation and curettage. After the procedure massive vaginal bleeding occurred, a cesarean scar pregnancy was diagnosed, and uterine artery embolization (UAE) using gelatin sponge particles was performed. The treatment was successful. Our case shows that UAE might be a life-saving procedure in cesarean scar pregnancy hemorrhages. Absorbable properties of gelatin sponge particles reduce the risk of adverse effect on fertility.

Abstract

A pregnancy located within a cesarean scar is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman with a history of one cesarean section (gravida 2, para 1) admitted to the hospital at 9 weeks of gestation due to vaginal bleeding, initially diagnosed as a missed abortion. During the hospitalization spontaneous abortion took place, and the patient was qualified for dilatation and curettage. After the procedure massive vaginal bleeding occurred, a cesarean scar pregnancy was diagnosed, and uterine artery embolization (UAE) using gelatin sponge particles was performed. The treatment was successful. Our case shows that UAE might be a life-saving procedure in cesarean scar pregnancy hemorrhages. Absorbable properties of gelatin sponge particles reduce the risk of adverse effect on fertility.
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Keywords

ectopic pregnancy, uterine artery embolization, haemorrhage bleeding, Cesarean scar

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Title

Uterine artery embolization using gelatin sponge particles performed due to massive vaginal bleeding caused by ectopic pregnancy within a cesarean scar: a case study

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 84, No 11 (2013)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1668

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2013;84(11).

Keywords

ectopic pregnancy
uterine artery embolization
haemorrhage bleeding
Cesarean scar

Authors

Sławomir Woźniak
Magdalena Kłudka-Sternik
Piotr Czuczwar
Piotr Szkodziak
Tomasz Paszkowski
Małgorzata Sczerbo-Trojanowska
Krzysztof Pyra

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