Radiology Case Reports
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a common presentation of women in the emergency department. We describe the case of a 33-year-old female who presented with intermittent spotting due to an acquired uterine AVF. The patient underwent a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound as well as a CT angiogram. The patient was treated conservatively and elected to undergo uterine artery embolization in an effort to preserve fertility. She successfully delivered a healthy baby boy at 39-week gestation via an emergent caesarian section due to a prolapsed umbilical cord 17 months after undergoing the uterine artery embolization.
Arteriovenous malformation, Menorrhagia, Postpartum hemorrhage
Evans A, Gazaille RE, McKenzie R, Musser M, Lemming R, Curry J, Meyers W, Austin N. Acquired Uterine Arteriovenous Fistula Following Dilatation and Curettage: An Uncommon Cause of Vaginal Bleeding. Radiology Case Reports. 2017; 12(2). doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2017.01.005.