We present the case of a 50-year-old female who underwent bilateral ovarian artery embolization for uterine fibroids in the setting of hypoplastic uterine arteries. Ovarian artery embolization is usually conducted during uterine artery embolization for fibroids to increase the procedure success when ovarian feeders are seen. The bilateral ovarian artery embolization is rarely performed due to fears of amenorrhea and early menopause from decreased blood supply to both ovaries. According to our knowledge, this the first case report describing primary bilateral ovarian artery embolization in the setting of a rare anatomic variant- hypoplastic uterine arteries. The patient had complete resolution of symptoms from her uterine fibroids after treatment with bilateral ovarian artery embolization with no ovarian failure findings on the follow-up.
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Ozen, Merve; Momin, Shezaan; Myers, Charles Ben; Hoffman, Mark; and Raissi, Driss, "Primary Bilateral Ovarian Artery Embolization for Uterine Leiomyomatosis in the Setting of a Rare Anatomic Variant - Hypoplastic Uterine Arteries" (2021). Radiology Faculty Publications. 37.