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Interventional radiology procedures saves life and fertility in major placenta praevia complicated by accreta

Jamal Alkoteesh, Hind Al Shami, Uzma Aziz, Nicholas I Dodds
Published in : HAMDAN MEDICAL JOURNAL ; Vol 6, No 3 (2013)
DOI : 10.7707/hmj.v6i3.144


A case of postpartum haemorrhage due to major placenta praevia with a mild degree of accreta and thrombocytopenia is presented. The baby was delivered via emergency caesarean section that was successfully managed by bilateral uterine artery ballooning followed by embolization, which saved the patient's life and preserved her fertility.


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