Interventional radiologic treatment of pelvic hemorrhage after placement of mesh for reconstructive pelvic surgery.
We report two cases of vascular complications after reconstructive pelvic surgery successfully treated with pelvic artery embolization.
Two patients who underwent mesh placement complicated by postoperative pelvic hemorrhage were treated successfully with selective arterial embolization.
The widespread adoption of reconstructive pelvic surgery procedures with dissection in deep vascular spaces has brought with it the prospect of challenging vascular morbidity. A thorough understanding of pelvic anatomy is essential for management of vascular complications from reconstructive pelvic surgery.
Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceObstetrics and gynecology 119:2 Pt 2 2012 Feb pg 459-62
Pub Type(s)Case Reports