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Uterine artery occlusion for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids: endoscopic, radiological and vaginal approach.
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PMID:  16754159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Uterine fibroids are the most common solid pelvic tumors in women. Although many fibroids seem to cause no symptoms, for some women they can have serious adverse effects and impact on quality of life. Common symptoms associated with fibroids include abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pressure and reproductive dysfunction. The past decade has witnessed highly sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic technology for fibroids. The tools currently at our disposal permit greater management flexibility, which must be tailored to the individual clinical situation. Nonsurgical treatments include medical therapy and treatments interfering with the blood supply to the uterus or the fibroid; among the latest introduced are uterine artery embolization performed by the interventional radiologist and laparoscopic uterine occlusion performed by the gynaecologist. Even simpler is the non-incision temporary uterine clamp directed with Doppler and placed in the side fornices in the vagina.
Olav Istre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1364-5706     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-06     Completed Date:  2007-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612996     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-74     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Endoscopic Unit, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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