Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shahid Motahari Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran


Background & Objective: Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal morbidity, especially in developing countries, and a major cause of direct maternal death worldwide. Considering the importance of timely postpartum hemorrhage management and access to low-risk methods, assessing the efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) is essential. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate the success rate and outcomes of UAE in the treatment of delayed postpartum hemorrhage.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on women with delayed postpartum hemorrhage who were referred to the gynecology and obstetrics clinic of a referral hospital in Urmia city under treatment of UAE. The census method was used for choosing the patients and all women with delayed postpartum hemorrhage between April 2019 and March 2020 were entered into the study.
Results: During the study period, he number of 22 women with delayed postpartum hemorrhage were entered into the study. The mean age of the women was 29.36±5.09 years. The success rate of UAE was 95.6%. The number of 20 (90.9%) cases did not report complications. For one case, UAE complication was associated with amenorrhea and for the other one with vaginal bleeding.
Conclusion: The results showed that the UAE method as an effective method with high efficacy and low complications can be considered a suitable choice for the treatment of delayed postpartum hemorrhage.


 The results showed that the UAE method as an effective method with high efficacy and low complications can be considered a suitable choice for the treatment of delayed postpartum hemorrhage.


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