Pseudoaneurysm of the uterine arteries

Candice J. Schilke, Kim Michael

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A pseudoaneurysm, also termed a false aneurysm, is a leakage of blood from an artery into the surrounding tissue with persistent communication between the originating artery and the terminating blood-filled cavity. Pseudoaneurysms involving the uterine arteries are rare and can be a complication of pregnancy, pelvic surgery, or pelvic trauma. Presenting symptoms include persistent vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain. The detection and diagnosis of a uterine artery pseudoaneurysm is important because of the potential for rupture and hemorrhage, which could be lethal. A variety of treatment options are available, with embolization being the most common.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2005


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Embolization
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Yin-yang appearance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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