Selective arterial embolization for control of hemorrhage in pelvic malignancy: femoral and brachial catheter approaches

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1976 May;126(5):1028-32. doi: 10.2214/ajr.126.5.1028.


Selective transcatheter embolization with Gelfoam pledgets was used to control intractable pelvic hemorrhage in two patients with gynecologic malignancy. There were no complications or sequelae associated with the procedure, and no further bleeding occurred. This method requires only Seldinger catheterization techniques under local anesthesia and should be considered in patients whose medical condition precludes major surgery or in whom operative ligation cannot be performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Brachial Artery
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*
  • Catheterization / instrumentation
  • Catheterization / methods
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Gelatin Sponge, Absorbable / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Mesenteric Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Rectal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / complications*
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / therapy*