Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2014; 74(5): 433-435
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1350827
GebFra Science
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE) for Treatment of Myomas

Results of the 4th Radiology-Gynaecology Experts MeetingUterusarterienembolisation (UAE) zur MyombehandlungErgebnisse des 4. radiologisch-gynäkologischen Expertentreffens
T. Kröncke
1  Diagnostische und Interv. Radiologie, Klinik für Diagnostische Radiologie und Neuroradiologie, Klinikum Augsburg, Augsburg
M. David
2  Klinik für Gynäkologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin
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Publication Date:
06 June 2014 (online)



Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is an organ-conserving, established, safe and effective procedure in the physicianʼs toolbox for treating complaints due to myoma.

The aim of UAE is rather to reduce or eliminate complaints due to a myoma and not to remove the myoma. At the same time a reduction of the size of the myoma can be achieved.

There is agreement between the specialties gynaecology and interventional radiology that an indication for the required therapy in cases of uterus myomatosus is only given after expert examination by and consultation with a gynaecologist. A complete and comprehensive consultation on treatment options for symptomatic uterus myomatosus explicitly includes, besides the drug and surgical treatment options, also UAE. The decision for or against a therapeutic option should be made in consideration of the individual patientʼs wishes and with a full knowledge of other strategies, their chances of success, their limitations as well as their typical side effects and possible complications (informed consent).

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, uterine artery embolisation provides a treatment option for complaints due to myomas that enables a further individualisation of the therapy for uterus myomatosus.