Gynecological Surgery

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 7–14

Clinical experience and fertility outcome after uterine artery occlusion and embolization


    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Endoscopic Training CentreBaby Friendly Hospital
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10397-007-0318-1

Cite this article as:
Holub, Z. Gynecol Surg (2008) 5: 7. doi:10.1007/s10397-007-0318-1


We evaluated the effects of uterine artery occlusion and embolization on clinical results and pregnancy outcome using information provided by the literature published in the MEDLINE biomedicine database. Uterine artery occlusion has the potential to compromise fibroid growth and its symptoms. There were only a few complications and adverse events associated with laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion (LUAO) and fibroid embolization. LUAO and uterine artery embolization (UAE) procedures are both minimally invasive operating procedures that preserve the uterus and ovarian blood supply and allow achievement of pregnancy in women with symptomatic fibroids. Women who became pregnant after uterine artery occlusion and embolization had increased risk of abortion, pre-term birth, malpresentation, and/or caesarean delivery.


Uterine artery occlusion Laparoscopy Embolization Fibroid Pregnancy

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