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Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm and embolisation during pregnancy
  1. Jared T Roeckner1,
  2. Adetola F Louis-Jacques1,
  3. Bruce R Zwiebel2 and
  4. Judette M Louis1
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
  2. 2Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jared T Roeckner; jroeckne{at}


Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm in pregnancy is a dangerous condition as rupture can be catastrophic due to the large volume of uterine blood flow. We present a case of a healthy, young woman with a desired pregnancy at 15 weeks of gestation incidentally discovered to have a pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery during a routine prenatal ultrasound. She underwent initial thrombin injection followed by endovascular coil embolisation of the left uterine artery and carried the pregnancy to term without further complications.

  • pregnancy
  • interventional radiology

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  • Contributors JTR: planning, reporting, design of the case report and formatting of the references. JML and AL-J: planning, editing and critical appraisal. BRZ: review of images and contribution to interventional radiology methods. All authors gave substantial contributions to the design of the work, drafted and revised it critically for important intellectual content, gave the final approval of the version submitted and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.