Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 280, Issue 4, pp 513–520

Treatment of fibroids via uterine artery occlusion (uterine artery embolization and Doppler-guided uterine artery occlusion): potential role in today’s armamentarium

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DOI: 10.1007/s00404-009-0952-0

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Brill, A.I. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2009) 280: 513. doi:10.1007/s00404-009-0952-0

Abstract

Uterine fibroids, the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive system, are the most common indication for hysterectomy. However, this procedure is not the ideal treatment for many women including those who desire to preserve their fertility or simply do not want to undergo surgery. New technologies and surgical innovation provide treatments that are less associated with morbidity such as uterine artery embolization, magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound, and laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion. This manuscript will discuss the putative mechanism of action and clinical application of uterine artery occlusion using Doppler-guided Uterine Artery Occlusion, a new investigational treatment modality for uterine fibroids.

Keywords

Uterine fibroids Treatment Transvaginal uterine artery occlusion 

Abbreviations

UAE

Uterine artery embolization

LUAO

Laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion

D-UAO

Doppler-guided uterine artery occlusion

LNG-IUD

Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device

GnRH

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone

PBLAC

Pictorial blood loss assessment chart

US FDA

United States Food and Drug Administration

UFS-QOL

Uterine fibroid symptoms quality of life scale

SF

Short-form

MRgFUS

MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery

FIBROID

Fibroid registry for outcomes data

UAO

Uterine artery occlusion

EMMY

EMbolization versus hysterectoMY

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Reparative Pelvic SurgeryCalifornia Pacific Medical Center, Sutter HealthSan FranciscoUSA

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