Uterine fibroids: uterine artery embolization versus abdominal hysterectomy for treatment--a prospective, randomized, and controlled clinical trial.

@article{Pinto2003UterineFU,
  title={Uterine fibroids: uterine artery embolization versus abdominal hysterectomy for treatment--a prospective, randomized, and controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Isabel Nogueira Pinto and Paloma C. Chimeno and Alicia Romo and Laura Pa{\'u}l and Javier Haya and Miguel Angel de la Cal and Jos{\'e} M Bajo},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={226 2},
  pages={425-31}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of uterine artery embolization (UAE) in the management of bleeding in patients with uterine fibroids and to compare UAE with hysterectomy, particularly with regard to length of hospital stay and associated complications (ie, safety). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective clinical trial was performed with patients who were randomly assigned to one of two groups: patients who were offered the option of undergoing either UAE or hysterectomy (group 1) and… CONTINUE READING

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