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Are fibroids that become endocavitary after uterine artery embolization necessarily a complication?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18430836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This commentary deals with the study by Verma et al. discussing submucosal and endocavitary fibroids after uterine artery embolization (UAE).
CONCLUSION: UAE can infarct fibroids. Fibroids spontaneously infarct after childbirth. Because the postpartum cervix is patulous, infarcted fibroids that fall into the uterine cavity easily exit the uterus. Each patient contemplating UAE should anticipate that infarcted fibroids bordering on or inside the uterine cavity may require cervical dilatation or hysteroscopic resection for removal. The addition of either of these two gynecology procedures should not necessarily be regarded as a UAE complication or treatment failure.
Fred Burbank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  190     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-23     Completed Date:  2008-06-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1227-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
Leiomyoma / pathology,  therapy*
Serous Membrane
Treatment Failure
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology,  therapy*
Comment On:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 May;190(5):1220-6   [PMID:  18430835 ]

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