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14th August 2014

A treatment alternative for women with fibroids

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"Uterine artery embolisation (also referred to as Fibroid Embolisation) is an effective treatment for fibroid disease with fewer major complications compared to hysterectomy and myomectomy. Uterine artery embolisation necessitates a shorter hospital stay than myomectomy or hysterectomy. The resumption of normal activities post - UAE occurs in half the time of that for women post hysterectomy. Women report a high level of satisfaction with the procedure. Women in Australia considering their options for the treatment of fibroid disease should be offered UAE as a treatment alternative."


This article appeared in "Australian Family Physician" Vol 35, No 5, May 2006. The article states "Uterine artery embolisation is an intervention that is especially suited to women who wish to preserve their uterus" and "does enable women a valid alternative treatment pathway for fibroids."



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