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Fibroids treated by uterine artery embolization. A review.
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PMID:  11081668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An increasing number of reports indicate that uterine fibroids can be successfully treated with uterine artery embolization (UAE). UAE seems to be a promising treatment for women who want to retain their uterus. This review summarizes the technical considerations and the results. UAE is a radiological procedure using angiography for visualization of the blood circulation. Subsequently, the flow through the uterine arteries is blocked resulting in infarction of fibroids. Success rates of 87% have been achieved with an average 57% reduction of fibroid volume. Complications have been few compared to hysterectomy and patient satisfaction is high. However, none of the reports include controls. Further studies are needed to optimize patient selection and to evaluate long-term results.
N Lund; P Justesen; B Elle; S G Thomsen; C Floridon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-20     Completed Date:  2000-11-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  905-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Leiomyoma / therapy*
Patient Selection
Regional Blood Flow
Treatment Outcome
Uterus / blood supply*

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