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Reproductive impact of MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery for fibroids: a systematic review of the evidence.
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PMID:  24751998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Magnetic-resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The purpose of this review is to highlight the impact of MRgFUS on fertility and reproductive outcomes.
RECENT FINDINGS: The role of MRgFUS in the treatment of fibroids has been evolving since its introduction in 2004. Several new devices and techniques including location-specific treatment, volumetric therapy, and vessel-targeted therapy have been introduced over the last few years. Several case series report uncomplicated pregnancy following MRgFUS; however, results of the ongoing studies will further elucidate the utility of MRgFUS in patients planning future fertility. A systematic review of the literature was completed and studies that reported quality of life at baseline and after 6 months were included in a meta-analysis.
SUMMARY: MRgFUS represents a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids that is able to improve the quality of life and fibroid size with durability. It is possible that MRgFUS could be the treatment of choice for patients desiring future fertility; however, further investigation is needed.
Natalie A Clark; Sunni L Mumford; James H Segars
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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