Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2002 May;45(5):894-899.

A case of conservative management of cervical pregnancy using selective uterine artery embolization

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Dong-Kang Hospital, Ulsan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Dong-Kang Hospital, Ulsan, Korea.

Abstract

Cervical pregnancy is a rarely life-threatening form of ectopic pregnancy in which the implantation of the developing conceptus in the cervical canal. The cervix is composed predominantly of the fibrous tissue. Therefore cervical pregnancy can be massive hemorrhagic occurrence from the eroded blood vessels within the cervical tissue. In the past, as a result of life-threatening hemorrhage, the diagnosis of a cervical ectopic pregnancy frequently led to hysterectomy. Currently, several conservative treatments are possible with the hope of preserving future reproductive potential, including preoperative uterine artery embolization before dilatation and evacuation. We report a case of cervical pregnancy which was treated sucessfully with preoperative selective uterine artery embolization before dilatation and currettage.

Keyword

Cervical pregnancy; Selective uterine artery embolization

MeSH Terms

Blood Vessels
Cervix Uteri
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A1
Diagnosis
Dilatation
Female
Hemorrhage
Hope
Hysterectomy
Pregnancy*
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Uterine Artery Embolization*
Uterine Artery*
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A1
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