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Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) is a procedure commonly used to treat post-partum obstetric hemorrhaging. Interventional Radiology is the department that utilizes the procedure in conjunction with labor and delivery as well as the nursing staff and physicians. This procedure can also be used to treat uterine fibroids, scar tissue formations, and adenomyosis. There are multiple embolization agents that can be used including coils, Gelfoam, glue, or a combination of all three. There are risks that are associated with this procedure and it is not always successful the first time it is completed. High success rates were seen in many case studies, ranging from 95%- 97%. If complete failure is experienced, the patient would undergo a hysterectomy to control the bleeding and in some rare cases, death has resulted. After research was conducted it can be concluded that Uterine Artery Embolization is a highly successful procedure to be executed and can even leave patients with the ability to become pregnant again afterwards and maintain their normal menstrual cycle.
Obstetric Hemorrhage, Uterine Artery Embolization, Code Crimson
Medicine and Health Sciences
Bannon, Ciara, "Uterine Artery Embolization" (2021). Student Research Poster Presentations 2021. 80.