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Clinical Results of Fibroid Embolisation, Trials and Registries

  • Reddi Prasad Yadavali
  • Jon. G. Moss
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are the most common tumour to affect women. Many are asymptomatic but when treatment is required there is almost always a choice. Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is a relatively new minimally invasive technique and is usually one of the options. Initially slow to be accepted it is now a recognised, approved and funded procedure in most countries. It is the duty of any doctor to discuss all treatment options available with the patient. This discussion should be based on the best evidence available and it is the duty of the doctor to remain up-to-date with that information. The discussion should be fair, balanced and non-prejudicial. After the consultation patients should feel empowered to make an informed choice. The choice is usually between surgery and UAE and this chapter attempts to inform the reader of the current evidence base.

Keywords

Uterine Artery Embolisation Uterine Sarcoma Endometrial Ablation Menstrual Blood Loss Hysterectomy Group 
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Abbreviations

EBM

Evidence-Based Medicine

HRQOL

Health-Related Quality of Life

SF-36

Short Form (36) Health Survey

UAE

Uterine Artery Embolisation

UFS-QOL

Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life

UK

United Kingdom

USA

United States of America

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryConsultant Interventional RadiologistAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Department of Radiology Gartnavel General HospitalConsultant Interventional RadiologistGlasgowUK

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