oa South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Uterine artery embolisation in the management of recurrent vaginal haematoma - : case report

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We report a rare case of primary postpartum haemorrhage due to a traumatic cause following spontaneous vaginal delivery in which surgical intervention failed. It was successfully treated by transcatheter embolisation of the uterine artery. This technique, although well known, is still underused in such conditions.

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