Uterine fibroid vascularization and clinical relevance to uterine fibroid embolization.

  title={Uterine fibroid vascularization and clinical relevance to uterine fibroid embolization.},
  author={J P Pelage and Julien Cazejust and Etienne Pluot and Olivier le Dref and Alexandre Laurent and James B. Spies and Sophie Chagnon and Pascal Lacombe},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={25 Suppl 1},
Embolization has become a first-line treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors. Selective catheterization and embolization of both uterine arteries, which are the predominant source of blood flow to fibroid tumors in most cases, is the cornerstone of treatment. Although embolization for treatment of uterine fibroid tumors is widely accepted, great familiarity with the normal and variant pelvic arterial anatomy is needed to ensure the safety and success of the procedure. The uterine… CONTINUE READING
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