Uterine Artery Embolization for a Safe Surgical Abortion in Human Very High-Order Multifetal Pregnancy: A Case Report


In the last few decades, the use of ovarian stimulation with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) or clomiphene citrate (CC) increases the percentage of multiple pregnancies. The presence of many follicles can lead to the risk of higher-order multiple pregnancy and ovarian high stimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is correlated to a significant increase in morbidity and mortality maternal and/or fetal rate. For this reason, sometime therapeutic measures are necessary to preserve woman’s health. We describe the case of a surgical abortion using a transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), a minimally invasive, safe and effective procedure to preserve the patients.

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Brosio, F. , Paragona, M. , Pizzulo, S. , Riu, P. , Valeriani, D. , Sforzolini, G. , Logoteta, P. and Unfer, V. (2015) Uterine Artery Embolization for a Safe Surgical Abortion in Human Very High-Order Multifetal Pregnancy: A Case Report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 735-739. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.513103.

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