Early Post UAE Management
Uterine artery embolization for fibroids provides a treatment with low morbidity, and short in-hospital stay. An understanding of the expected post procedure course, and of the potential problems that can occur is essential to manage patients in this period effectively, to reduce patient anxiety, and unnecessary re-admissions. In contrast to surgery (hysterectomy) most complications occur after discharge. Effective communication of the expected outcomes and potential serious complications is therefore required to both patients, and other clinicians.
KeywordsPatient Control Analgesia Uterine Artery Embolisation Closure Device Vaginal Discharge Post Discharge
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