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Secondary postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine artery pseudoaneurysm

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Kendall Cunningham MD,1 Maranda Sullivan DO,1 Saif Ahmed MD,2 Alexis Svokos MD1


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