Successful Bilateral Uterine Artery Embolization During an Ongoing Pregnancy
At Carnegie Imaging, we use the latest and most up to date technology in diagnosing and treating complicated conditions of pregnancy. In this 2009 publication in Obstetrics and Gynecology, we describe a case of a large arteriovenous malformation (AVM) complicating pregnancy. After her obstetrician recommended she terminate the pregnancy and undergo hysterectomy, she came to Carnegie Imaging for a second opinion. We were able to successfully treat the AVM using an experimental procedure of radiofrequency ablation of the AVM during pregnancy, saving her baby and uterus at the same time. She went on to deliver a healthy baby boy. Subsequent to this publication, she delivered healthy twin boys as well as a baby girl with MFMA. This demonstrates how one bold treatment decision by a woman and her doctors can have a tremendous impact on a woman’s health and her opportunity for a large family.
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