Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids
Janesh K Gupta, Anju Sinha, MA Lumsden, Martha Hickey
COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids cause heavy prolonged bleeding, pain, pressure symptoms and subfertility. The traditional method of treatment has been surgery as medical therapies have not proven effective. Uterine artery embolization has been reported to be an effective and safe alternative to treat fibroids in women not desiring future fertility. There is a significant body of evidence that is based on case controlled studies and case reports. This is an update of the review previously published in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To review the benefits and risks of uterine artery embolization (UAE) versus other medical or surgical interventions for symptomatic uterine fibroids. SEARCH METHODS: We searched ..View full abstract
Internal sourcesCochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Review Group in Auckland, New Zealand.