BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008106
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Anomalous ovarian artery vascularisation of a large uterine fibroid: successful embolisation

  1. Fabrizio Signore2
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital San Camillo-Forlanini, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Interventional Radiology Service, Hospital San Camillo-Forlanini, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fabrizio Signore, fsignore{at}


Successful embolisation of an abnormal ovarian artery (OAE) feeding a fundal uterine fibroid is rarely reported.

A 50-year-old woman presented with vaginal bleeding and anaemia. Ultrasound and MRI showed a single large fundal subserosal fibroid. CA 19.9, CEA, CA 125 and LDH were normal. Aortic angiography showed an exclusive supply to a leiomyoma from a hypertrophic right ovarian artery. No feeding from …

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