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This week’s Modern Vascular featured case comes from Dr. Albert Chun, MD, Board-Certified Vascular & Interventional Radiologist for Modern Vascular in Fairfax, VA.

Overview

42yo female G2P2 with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Chief complaints included menorrhagia, urinary frequency, and constipation. Of note, the patient had prior DVT which resulted in temporary cessation of OCP’s and initiation of anticoagulation. The patient discussed surgical options with her gynecologist but was interested in uterus sparing treatment with minimal/no interruption in anticoagulation. She was referred for outpatient uterine artery embolization. 

Preoperative MR showed enhancing fibroids (dominant fibroid at fundus, Image A). Pelvic angiogram and selective uterine angiogram (Images B, C) showed corresponding hypervascular fibroids . Intraprocedural superior hypogastric nerve block was also performed (Image D). 

At 2 week follow-up, patient reported no issues at access site. At 3 month follow up, patient reported interval decrease in menorrhagia and urinary frequency. Follow up MR pelvis was scheduled for 6 months post procedure.

Dr. Chun UFE Case 42 Yo Patient Angiogram A
Dr. Chun UFE Case 42 Yo Patient Angiogram B
Dr. Chun UFE Case 42 Yo Patient Angiogram C
Dr. Chun UFE Case 42 Yo Patient Angiogram D

Meet the Doctor

Albert Chun

Dr. Albert Chun, MD
Board-Certified Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

Board Certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology for over 15 years. Former Instructor of Radiology at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Surgery at George Washington University.

Learn more about Dr. Albert Chun, MD

Clinic Details

Modern Vascular in Fairfax

2812 Old Lee Highway #100 B-D
Fairfax, VA 22031
(571) 279-6849

Office Hours: 8am-5pm EST

Fax: (571) 281-8697

Email: [email protected]