Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma from rupture of an aneurysm of the ovarian artery following delivery

Ann Vasc Surg. 1999 Jul;13(4):445-8. doi: 10.1007/s100169900281.


We describe a case involving spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma caused by rupture of an aneurysm of the right ovarian artery 4 days after delivery in a multiparous woman. Diagnosis was achieved by arteriography. Bleeding was stopped by embolization via selective arteriography. Hematoma was drained by lomboscopy. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying development and treatment of these aneurysms are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*
  • Arteries
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Ovary / blood supply*
  • Parity
  • Pregnancy
  • Retroperitoneal Space