Uteroenteric fistula after uterine artery embolization

Summer B. Dewdney, Naganathan B. Mani, Darryl A. Zuckerman, Premal H. Thaker

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Uterine artery embolization is a common procedure for symptomatic leiomyomas and is being used as a less invasive alternative to a hysterectomy. This is a report of an uteroenteric fistula after uterine artery embolization. CASE: A 50-year-old woman developed an uteroenteric fistula that was seen on a computed tomography scan 6 months after she had an uncomplicated uterine artery embolization for symptomatic leiomyomas. She was managed surgically with a hysterectomy and small bowel resection with reanastomosis. CONCLUSION: Uteroenteric fistula can occur as a complication of uterine artery embolization for leiomyoma management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume118
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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