Bleeding after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy managed with cervical artery embolization: A case report

Natalie M. Crawford, Clayton K. Trimmer, Hillary E. Myears, David E. Rogers

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Abstract

Background: Postoperative bleeding is a known complication after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH), and trachelectomy is the traditional management of significant bleeding. Case: We present the case of a patient with significant postoperative bleeding 1 month after LASH, resulting in symptomatic anemia requiring blood transfusion. Gelfoam embolization of the bilateral cervical arteries was successful in stopping the bleeding. The patient had no further bleeding and had resolution of anemia at 6 months postprocedure. Conclusion: Our case demonstrates a successful multidisciplinary and minimally invasive approach to management of postoperative bleeding with bilateral cervical artery embolization and should be considered as a potential treatment option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine
Volume60
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Bilateral cervical artery embolization
  • Embolization
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
  • Postoperative complications
  • Supracervical hysterectomy
  • Trachelectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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