Transcatheter Arterial Embolization in Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Case Report

*Corresponding author: Alka Chhabra*, Anil Bhiwal, Neha Pandey, Sitaram Barath and Sunanda Gupta

Abstract

Background

Postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. The significant impact of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) on maternal mortality can be reduced if timely measures are implemented. Transcatheter arterial embolisation (TAE) is an alternative therapeutic strategy for PPH.

Case report

We report a case of postpartum haemorrhage which was managed by transcatheter arterial embolization in lieu of hysterectomy to preserve fertility and menstruation in a 27-year-old patient.

Conclusion

The critical role of obstetrician, anaesthesiologist and interventional radiologist as a team, improve the quality of care and patient safety.

Keywords

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH); Peripartum hysterectomy; Transarterial embolisation.