Scholars International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIJOG) | Volume-3;-Issue-05
May 16, 2020
Cervical Cancer - Palliative Embolization Due to Bleeding A Case Report
Yasser M Noorelahi, Nura J Alsaddah, Arya Bagherpour
Page Numbers : 138-141
DOI : 10.36348/sijog.2020.v03i05.001
Advanced cervical cancer results in infiltration of adjacent organ structures and can be complicated by severe bleeding. Endovascular embolization is a life-saving therapeutic option. This case highlights a unique presentation of a severely bleeding recurrent cervical cancer infiltrating the rectum in a patient with prior hysterectomy. Arterial supply to the tumor was almost exclusively supplied by the superior rectal artery originating from the inferior mesenteric artery. She was successfully treated with selective endovascular embolization using 500 micron particles. The patient had immediate resolution of severe bleeding, no procedural-related complications, and reduced recurrence of bleeding on long-term follow-up.