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Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Jan;46:66-73. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.09.003. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Uterine artery embolization: A review of current concepts.

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1
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA. Electronic address: Jonathan.Keung@medstar.net.
2
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) has gained traction as a safe and effective treatment modality for symptomatic uterine leiomyomata since its introduction nearly two decades ago. This review includes an overview of current concepts with regard to patient selection, technique, and outcomes following UAE. Specific topics also include the impact of this procedure on fertility and pregnancy, the emerging role of UAE in the treatment of adenomyosis, and how UAE compares with surgical intervention for the treatment of symptomatic leiomyomata.

KEYWORDS:

Adenomyosis; Embolization; Fertility; Fibroids; MRI; UAE

PMID:
29128204
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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