May 22,2023

TOG Article April 2023: The clinical applications of interventional radiological techniques in obstetrics and gynaecology

Key content

  • Uterine artery embolisation can be used as a minimally invasive technique for the management of benign gynaecological conditions refractory to other medical treatments.
  • The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) recommend the use of interventional radiology (IR) techniques for the prophylaxis and management of postpartum haemorrhage.
  • Interventional radiologists can percutaneously drain post-operative collections or tubo-ovarian abscesses.
  • Interventional radiology plays a role in the management of early pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic disease.
  • Interventional radiology can aid the care of patients with gynaecological malignancies.