Transarterial Embolisation of Post-traumatic Uterine AVM-Uterus Salvaging Minimally Invasive Treatment OptionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Udit Chauhan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Intervention and Diagnostic Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand, India.
Uterine Arterio-Venous Malformations (AVM) are uncommon cause of uncontrolled uterine bleeding. The incidence of their occurrence is rare and is mostly associated with trauma following Dilatation and Curettage (D&C). Their recognition is important as they could lead to life threatening haemorrhage and death. Diagnosis includes a high index of suspicion coupled with modalities like colour Doppler and MRI. Hysterectomy was the main stay of treatment in the past, but in current scenario, angioembolisation is considered as the best treatment option, since most of the patients are in the young reproductive age group. Authors present a case of post D&C uterine AVM in a young female who presented with persistent uterine bleeding and was successfully treated with angioembolisation using Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) particles and gel foam. We also wish to highlight important diagnostic features of uterine AVM along with available treatment options.
Angiography, Gel foam, Poly vinyl alcohol particles
Udit Chauhan, Jaya Chaturvedi, Mohit Tayal. TRANSARTERIAL EMBOLISATION OF POST-TRAUMATIC UTERINE AVM-UTERUS SALVAGING MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT OPTION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 20 ]; 12:TD01-TD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 16, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 30, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Feb 06, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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