Cesarean Scar Pregnancy: A Rare Cause of Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation

Akbayir O., Gedikbasi A., Akyol A., Ucar A., Saygi-Ozyurt S., Gulkilik A.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.39, no.9, pp.534-538, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20848
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.534-538
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A 38-year-old gravida 4, para 2 woman with a history of two Cesarean sections and one curettage was referred to our hospital, because of painless vaginal bleeding and 6 weeks 1 2 days of amenorrhea. The first diagnosis was Cesarean scar pregnancy, managed with methotrexate. Subsequently, an arteriovenous malformation developed, which was diagnosed with color Doppler imaging. The diagnosis was confirmed with angiography. Successful bilateral uterine artery embolization was performed with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx), n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl), and gelfoam. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 39:534-538, 2011; Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/jcu.20848