Secondary postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine artery pseudoaneurysm
- Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Cunningham Kendall MD, Sullivan Maranda DO, Ahmed Saif MD, Alexis Svokos MD
We present the case of a 26-year-old female who experienced secondary postpartum hemorrhage nine days after an uncomplicated elective repeat low transverse cesarean section. She was found to have a uterine pseudoaneurysm and underwent gel foam embolization of the right uterine artery. Subsequently, patient was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism on post-embolization day 3, and was initiated on anti-coagulation regimen.
Postpartum hemorrhage, Uterine artery, Maternal death, Pulmonary embolus