BACKGROUND: Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm has a pathognomonic ultrasound appearance. Its occurrence in pregnancy is life-threatening for both mother and fetus. We present an illustrative case and discuss management with selective uterine artery embolization during pregnancy.
CASE: A 37-year-old pregnant woman presented with profuse painless vaginal blood loss at a gestational age of 27 weeks. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging indicated a left-sided uterine artery pseudoaneurysm. Selective embolization of the pseudoaneurysm was performed. Blood loss ceased allowing the pregnancy to continue until term.
CONCLUSION: Endovascular embolization is a feasible therapeutic option for a uterine artery pseudoaneurysm during pregnancy without compromising fetoplacental perfusion.