Bilateral ligation of internal iliac arteries was done in seven patients as a desperate measure to control the haemorrhage. Two patients had profuse haemorrhage after transvesical prostatectomy.
Two had advanced carcinoma of urinary bladder. One patient had ruptured uterus and continued bleeding after hystrectomy. One patient had post partum haemorrhage. One patient underwent abdominoperineal resection for carcinoma rectum for whom bilateral internal iliac ligation was done to reduce blood loss during surgery. Bilateral internal iliac arteries ligation helped us to control haemorrhage in six cases but failed in one to stop the bleeding. We did not observe any side effects of this procedure for three months after the operation
Riaz Hussain ,
Bilateral ligation of internal iliac arteries a desperate measure to control hemorrhage in pelvic surgery,
Pak. J. Surg. 1993;
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