Ultrasonographic Findings of Uterine Artery Pseudoaneurysm

Sayuri Kondo, Shunji Suzuki


A 30-year-old woman, gravid 1, para 1 underwent an emergency cesarean section (CS) at 40 weeks of gestation because of intrauterine infection. Seven hours after CS, sudden massive vaginal bleeding of 1,500 mL occurred. Transvaginal ultrasonography with color Doppler revealed the presence of low density cyst with a diameter of 4 cm with spiral pulsating blood flow in the cavity of the cyst in the vicinity of the ascending branches of the left uterine artery. We diagnosed it as uterine artery pseudoaneurysm, and total hysterectomy was performed because of unstable vital signs under transfusion.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(8):241-242
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2867w


Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm; Cesarean section; Transvaginal ultrasonography

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