Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids.

  title={Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids.},
  author={Janesh Kumar Gupta and Anju Sinha and Mary Ann Lumsden and Martha Hickey},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids cause heavy prolonged bleeding, pain, pressure symptoms and subfertility. The traditional method of treatment has been surgery as medical therapies have not proven effective. Uterine artery embolization (UAE) has been reported to be an effective and safe alternative to treat fibroids in women not desiring future fertility. There is a significant body of evidence based on case controlled studies and case reports. This is an update of the review previously published in… CONTINUE READING
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