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Uterine artery embolization: a safe and effective, minimally invasive, uterine-sparing treatment option for symptomatic fibroids.
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PMID:  21326515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Leiomyomas (or fibroids) are exceedingly common lesions. The indications to initiate treatment are based on the symptoms that can arise from their presence. In general, medical therapy should be considered the first line of treatment. Currently, the treatment of fibroids is in evolution. Since uterine artery embolization (UAE) was first described by Ravina et al in 1995, it has been shown to be a safe, efficacious, and cost-effective alternative to traditional surgical options, with data from long-term studies now available. Appropriate patient evaluation and selection are vital; the ideal candidate is one who is premenopausal, has symptomatic fibroids resistant to medical therapy, no longer desires fertility, and wishes to maintain her uterus. Uterine artery embolization is primarily an angiographic procedure, but periprocedural clinical management is critical for patient satisfaction. This article discusses the various embolic materials that are commonly used and available for UAE; understanding the technical nuances is critical for long-term success.
Nghia-Jack Vo; R Torrance Andrews
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in interventional radiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0739-9529     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510974     Medline TA:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
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