Uterine artery embolization in residual arterio-venous fistula due to invasive mole using glue and polyvinyl alcohol particles: Case report


Gestational trophoblastic diseases (GTD) are one of the rare complications of pregnancy, which include partial and complete moles with their more aggressive counterparts termed as Gestational trophoblastic neoplasias (GTN). Their association with uterine vascular malformations is well recognised and should be suspected in appropriate clinical settings. Selective uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective alternative method of treatment in a patient with severe per vaginal bleeding from residual uterine vascular malformations due to GTN which has relative lower morbidity and mortality than surgical procedures. Here, we report a case of residual uterine arterio-venous malformation due to invasive mole detected by ultrasonography (US) and contrast enhancedMRI & referred to Interventional Radiology for Transcathetor arterial embolization.

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Taori, K. , Rathod, J. , Disawal, A. , Hatgaonkar, A. , Dhakate, S. , Parate, R. , Chhadi, S. , Bakare, V. , Wavare, P. and Puria, R. (2013) Uterine artery embolization in residual arterio-venous fistula due to invasive mole using glue and polyvinyl alcohol particles: Case report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 24-31. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.31006.

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