Uterine artery embolisation as an effective choice for symptomatic fibroids: Five-year outcome

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Uterine artery embolisation as an effective choice for symptomatic fibroids: Five-year outcome
Creator Rischbieter, Paul Sinclair, Christine Lawson, Andrew Ahmad, Samia
Subject Radiology, Interventional Radiology Fibroid embolization, leiomyoma, fibroid
Description Background: Uterine artery embolisation for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids is a relatively new but internationally recognised procedure. The present study seeks to report the results of the largest South African series of uterine artery embolisations for symptomatic fibroids to date. It is the fourth article to be published in South Africa on the outcomes of this procedure, and the largest South African series to date. Objective: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of uterine artery embolisation in women with symptomatic fibroids in a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Methods: Eighty-two women who presented for uterine artery embolisation at a single site in South Africa for symptomatic fibroids were retrospectively studied. Outcomes included recurrence and re-intervention rates, patient satisfaction and complication rate. Results: Two patients required repeat embolisation, and one patient experienced fibroid recurrence without further intervention. No repeat myomectomies were performed. Eighty percent of patients reported being satisfied, 12% partially satisfied and 7% not satisfied. No major complications were reported. Conclusion: Uterine artery embolisation was shown to be a good choice in the treatment of symptomatic fibroids and presents favourable long-term outcomes in the South African population.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2016-03-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Retrospective, observational study
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v20i1.959
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 20, No 1 (2016); 5 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
Relation https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/959/1175 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/959/1176 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/959/1177 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/959/1574 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/959/1153
Coverage Africa, South Africa 2007 - 2014 —
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Paul Rischbieter, Christine Sinclair, Andrew Lawson, Samia Ahmad https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0