Uterine artery embolisation for fibroids

Bisset A F
Record ID 32004000064
English
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the effects of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) for women with uterine fibroids, compared with other treatments.

Authors' recomendations: We found limited evidence that UAE reduces length of stay and time to return to normal activities compared with hysterectomy. We found insufficient evidence of benefits (including fertility) or harms of UAE compared with myomectomy or medical treatments, which may be particularly important for women who wish to preserve their fertility. We found no reliable evidence on the long term effects of UAE compared with other treatments.
Authors' methods: Review
Details
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.wihrd.soton.ac.uk
Year Published: 2003
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Leiomyoma
Contact
Organisation Name: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
Contact Address: Pauline King. Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, Boldrewood Medical School, Bassett Crescent East, Highfield, Southampton. SO16 7PX Tel. +44 1703 595661 Fax +44 1703 595662
Copyright: Bazian Ltd, Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
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