Uterine artery embolization as an adjunctive measure to decrease blood loss prior to evacuating a cervical pregnancy

Bo Yu, Nataki C. Douglas, Michael M. Guarnaccia, Mark V. Sauer

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Abstract

Background: Cervical ectopic pregnancy accounts for less than 1% of all ectopic gestations. The most effective, fertility sparing treatment of a cervical ectopic pregnancy is still unclear due to limited reported experience. Case: The diagnosis and management of a 32-year-old with a cervical ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer is described. The patient had multiple risk factors, including Asherman's syndrome following an abdominal myomectomy and three uterine curettages, for a cervical ectopic pregnancy. Due to her desire for future childbearing, conservative management strategies were chosen. This patient was successfully treated with uterine artery embolization followed by immediate dilation and evacuation of the pregnancy. Conclusions: This report demonstrates that UAE followed by immediate evacuation of a cervical ectopic pregnancy effectively terminates a viable gestation with minimal blood loss while maintaining fertility capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-724
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume279
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cervical pregnancy
  • Ectopic
  • IVF
  • Selective embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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