Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids

Topfer L A, Hailey D
Record ID 32002000899
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To summarise the available evidence on uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids.

Authors' recommendations: - UAE, or uterine fibroid embolization, is a nonsurgical treatment for uterine fibroids that preserves the uterus and offers women an alternative to surgical procedures such as hysterectomy and myomectomy. - Evidence from controlled trials comparing fibroid treatments is not yet available. Case series reports indicate that UAE is a relatively safe and effective treatment for symptomatic fibroids. - The effect of UAE on fertility and pregnancy is not known, though pregnancies following UAE have been reported. - UAE may reduce health care costs associated with treating fibroids through shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: https://www.ccohta.ca/
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterus
  • Leiomyoma
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