Radiologie up2date 2012; 12(03): 251-263
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1309848
Interventionelle Radiologie
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Myomembolisation – State of the Art

Uterine artery embolisation – state of the art
T. J. Kröncke
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Publication Date:
05 September 2012 (online)

Zusammenfassung

Die Myomembolisation ist ein sicheres und effektives minimalinvasives Verfahren zur Therapie des symptomatischen Uterus myomatosus. Sie erweitert das therapeutische Spektrum und ist insbesondere für Frauen mit abgeschlossener Familienplanung und Wunsch nach einem gebärmuttererhaltenden nicht operativen Verfahren geeignet.

Abstract

Symptomatic leiomyomata of the uterus (Fibroids) represent a major health problem in premopausal women and are the leading indication for hysterectomy in Germany. Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) has emerged as a uterine-sparing treatment alternative for women wishing to retain their uterus. A high clinical success rate of UAE to control fibroid related symptoms and improve quality-of-life as well as a low complication rate has been reported in the literature over the last 10 years. This article provides an overview on UAE for uterine fibroids.