Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 216-219.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10596

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Value of the CT Angiography in Displaying the Anatomical Variations of the Origin of Uterus Artery

HAO Yunxiu,WANG Kefei,WANG Guorong,FANG Yue,WANG Zhiwei(),XUE Huadan,JIN Zhengyu   

  1. Department of Radiology,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2018-06-04 Online:2019-04-28 Published:2019-05-07
  • Contact: Zhiwei WANG
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Public Welfare Basic Scientific Research Project(2017PT32004);the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(81401496)


Objective To study the anatomical variations of the origin of uterine artery(UA)by three-dimensional(3D)reconstructed computed tomography angiography(CTA)and facilitate the preoperative evaluation for gynecological surgeries or interventional therapies.Method The CTA findings of 112 patients with an average age of(31.4±6.6)years old who had received a pelvic CTA and undergone 3D reconstruction of the uterine artery were retrospectively analyzed.Results The average uterine volume was(95.6±26.8)cm 3.Of the UA 224 sides,144 sides(64.3%)arose from the interior gluteal artery and 51(22.8%)from internal iliac artery;in 29 sides(12.9%),the uterine artery,the inferior gluteal and the superior gluteal arteries arising as a trifurcation.The origin of UA was consistent between left and right sides in 68 patients(60.7%)and not in 44 patients(39.3%). Conclusion As a rapid,noninvasive,and economic technique,CTA can effectively display the anatomical variations of the origin of UA and thus can be used to guide interventional therapies and gynaecological surgeries.

Key words: uterus artery, origin variation, computed tomography angiography, three-dimensional reconstruction

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