Published: 2018-01-23

Study of uterine artery embolization: a newer modality in secondary PPH

Sweta Agrawal, Ratnamala Thakur, Shikha Sonker


Background: Postpartum hemorrhage remains a major cause of both maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. This study reflects the clinical outcomes including clinical effectiveness, and safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for the treatment of obstetrical uterine hemorrhage at a tertiary-care hospital, in terms of secondary PPH.

Methods: The data were collected as a retrospective study from SAMC and PGI obstetric and gynecology department 12 women with secondary pph were included in the study.

Results: With the use of uterine artery embolization 12 women were successfully treated amongst them maximum patients were in 26-35 yrs of age and mean age of women were 32.4yrs and gravidity of patients presenting with pph is 3 or more.

Conclusions: Selective UAE is a safe and effective method to control obstetric hemorrhage. Blood product requirements after UAE were low, and the surgical risks and absolute loss of fertility associated with hysterectomy were avoided.


Maternal mortality, PPH, Secondary PPH, UAE

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