Intraprocedural uterine position reorientation during uterine fibroid embolization: a case report


      • Importance of understanding anatomy for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).
      • Uterus positioning is variable and can be altered in several clinical circumstances.
      • Intraprocedural uterine reorientation as a clinical entity.


      Uterine Fibroid Embolization is an effective method of treating uterine fibroids as an alternative to surgery. Positional changes of the uterus secondary to pregnancy, pelvic surgery, urinary retention, endometriosis and fibroids have all been reported, however, no literature has specifically described the uterus incidentally changing position during uterine fibroid embolization. We present a unique case of uterine reorientation during a uterine fibroid embolization procedure.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Clinical Imaging
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Goodwin S.C.
        • McLucas B.
        • Lee M.
        • Chen G.
        • Perrella R.
        • Vedantham S.
        • et al.
        Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine leiomyomata midterm results.
        J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1999; 10: 1159-1165
        • Spies J.B.
        • Scialli A.R.
        • Jha R.C.
        • Imaoka I.
        • Ascher S.M.
        • Fraga V.M.
        • et al.
        Initial results from uterine fibroid embolization for symptomatic leiomyomata.
        J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1999; 10: 1149-1157
        • Edwards R.D.
        • Moss J.G.
        • Lumsden M.A.
        • Wu O.
        • Murray L.S.
        • Twaddle S.
        • et al.
        Uterine-artery embolization versus surgery for symptomatic uterine fibroids.
        N Engl J Med. 2007; 356: 360-370
        • Raissi D.
        • Yu Q.
        • Han Q.
        Uterine anteversion after uterine fibroid embolization.
        Radiol Case Rep. 2018; 13: 1150-1153
        • Wu C.Q.
        • Lefebvre G.
        • Frecker H.
        • Husslein H.
        Urinary retention and uterine leiomyomas: a case series and systematic review of the literature.
        Int Urogynecol J. 2015; 26: 1277-1284
        • Kaelin Agten A.
        • Honart A.
        • Monteagudo A.
        • McClelland S.
        • Basher B.
        • Timor-Tritsch I.E.
        Cesarean delivery changes the natural position of the uterus on transvaginal ultrasonography.
        J Ultrasound Med. 2018; 37: 1179-1183
        • Sosa-Stanley J.N.
        • Bhimji S.S.
        Anatomy, pelvis, uterus.
        StatPearls Publishing, StatPearls, Treasure Island (FL)2017
        • Ameer M.A.
        • Fagan S.E.
        • Sosa-Stanley J.N.
        • et al.
        Anatomy, abdomen and pelvis, uterus. [Updated 2021 Aug 11].
        (Available from:)in: StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, Treasure Island (FL)2021