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Interventional radiologic treatment of pelvic hemorrhage after placement of mesh for reconstructive pelvic surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
We report two cases of vascular complications after reconstructive pelvic surgery successfully treated with pelvic artery embolization.
CASES
Two patients who underwent mesh placement complicated by postoperative pelvic hemorrhage were treated successfully with selective arterial embolization.
CONCLUSION
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.

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  • Authors

    Muffly TM, Paraiso MF, Gill AS, Barber MD, Rainey MC, Walters MD

    Source

    Obstetrics and gynecology 119:2 Pt 2 2012 Feb pg 459-62

    MeSH

    Aged
    Embolization, Therapeutic
    Female
    Humans
    Postoperative Hemorrhage
    Radiology, Interventional
    Surgical Mesh
    Uterine Prolapse

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22270438