Embolization of a bleeding renal angiomyolipoma in pregnancy: case report and review

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2005 Mar-Apr;28(2):265-8. doi: 10.1007/s00270-004-1850-2.


A case is described of a woman 10 weeks pregnant who had severe bleeding, secondary to a renal angiomyolipoma (AML), that was treated with embolization. Subsequent pregnancy was uneventful and she delivered a normal female infant 28 weeks after the procedure. One month after delivery, liquefaction of the AML occurred, which eventually required surgical drainage. We review and discuss AML during pregnancy, its management and post-embolization complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiomyolipoma / therapy*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Female
  • Hematoma / therapy
  • Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Kidney / blood supply
  • Kidney Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / therapy*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / therapy*
  • Pregnancy Outcome