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Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000141567.25541.26
Case Reports

Buttock Necrosis After Uterine Artery Embolization

Dietz, Danielle M. MD*; Stahlfeld, Kurt R. MD*; Bansal, Surendra K. MD†; Christopherson, Wayne A. MD‡

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Uterine artery embolization is an increasingly popular alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy for treatment of symptomatic uterine leiomyomata.

CASE: A woman with a symptomatic uterine fibroid developed 2 areas of full-thickness necrosis on her right buttock following uterine artery embolization. After surgical debridement, healing occurred over 14 weeks.

CONCLUSION: Buttock necrosis is a possible complication of nontarget embolization during uterine artery embolization.

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