Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016

Conservative treatment of a cervical twin pregnancy with uterine artery embolization


Department of Radiology, Mongi Slim Hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia

Diagn Interv Radiol 2010; 16: 248-250
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.2073-08.1
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Cervical pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. Its treatment has been described by different authors. We report our successful experience of a cervical twin pregnancy that was diagnosed by transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. To preserve fertility, our patient was treated by a bilateral hyperselective uterine artery embolization followed by dilatation and curettage of the cervical canal without ancillary procedures for cervical hemostasis. Arterial embolization by a resorbable agent reduces arterial circulation by providing a temporary occlusion of the vessels in order to decrease the risk of massive hemorrhage.

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