Abstract It is rare for an ovarian artery aneurysm to rupture during the peripartum period, but the outcome can be catastrophic. Between 1980 and 2013, only nine cases have been reported in the English-language medical published work. We describe a patient with a left ovarian artery aneurysm that ruptured 4 days after an uneventful vaginal delivery. The rupture was immediately identified, using emergent computed tomography and angiography. The hemorrhage was managed using arterial embolization and blood transfusion, allowing for a successful outcome. The possibility of ruptured ovarian artery aneurysm should be considered in the differential diagnosis for women with excessive or localized abdominal pain after childbirth.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology