Korean J Radiol.  2013 Feb;14(1):91-93. 10.3348/kjr.2013.14.1.91.

Aberrant Ovarian Artery Arising from the Common Iliac Artery: Case Report

  • 1Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon 420-767, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Gumi 730-904, Korea. ysbysb@sch.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul 140-743, Korea.


A 46-year-old Vietnamese woman received embolization therapy in order to control postpartum hemorrhage. Angiography revealed an aberrant ovarian artery arising from the right common iliac artery. Superselective catheterization and subsequent embolization of the aberrant ovarian artery and bilateral uterine arteries were performed. Precise knowledge of the anatomic variations of the ovarian artery is important for successful embolization.


Aberrant ovarian artery; Angiography; Uterine artery angiography; Interventional procedure; Postpartum hemorrhage

MeSH Terms

Embolization, Therapeutic/*methods
Iliac Artery/*radiography
Middle Aged
Ovary/*blood supply/*radiography
Postpartum Hemorrhage/*radiography/*therapy
Vascular Malformations/*radiography/*therapy


  • Fig. 1 Images of 46-year-old female patient with postpartum hemorrhage. Flush aortography (A) showing aberrant ovarian artery arising from right common iliac artery (arrow). Selective angiography (B) showing that artery has sinuous course and is tortuous (arrows). This artery shows typical ovarian blush (arrow) and abundant collateral perfusion to markedly enlarged uterine fundus (open arrow) (C). Embolization of aberrant ovarian artery demonstrating occlusion of uterine branches of artery (D). Selective angiography of right uterine artery (E) and post-embolization state of this artery (F).


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