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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, FACS, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, MD JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS January 2001 Volume 192 pp. 95-105 Summary BACKGROUND: Earlier studies demonstrated the efficacy of uterine fibloid embolization (UFE). We seek to demonstrate the success of the procedure in a community hospital setting, and we attempt to identify […]

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For Women Only Q: My Ob-gyn thinks I should consider a hysterectomy for my fibroids. Are there other options? A: Yes, but fibroids (benign muscular uterine tumors that develop in half of all women, especially during the reproductive years) are the number one reason why women undergo hysterectomies. And hysterectomies are the second-most frequently performed […]

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Despite a decades-old debate over its medical necessity, hysterectomy is still the most common non-obstetrical major surgery performed on women in the United States. By the time a woman reaches age 60, the chances are about 1 in 3 that she will have had her uterus removed, and possibly her ovaries as well, in order […]

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By: Kathleen Fackelmann NEW YORK (AP) — Arleen Chatman’s mother had a hysterectomy. Her grandmother had a hysterectomy. So did her sister, two aunts and a cousin, who was only 32 when the family problem uterine fibroids struck her as they do millions of women every year. Chatman, 57, was determined to buck her history, […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, and Louis Adler, MD CONTROVERSIES IN REPRODUCTIVE SURGERIES January 2000 Volume 11 pp. 77-94 Summary Uterine artery embolization is a proven method for the treatment of myomata. Patients undergoing UAE have a high likelihood of symptom relief and improvement in menorrhagia (67%) as well as a reduction in uterine size as […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, S.C. Goodwin and D. Kaminsky MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 7 No. 3 pp. 267-271 Summary Embolization of the uterine arteries, used for many types of pelvic haemorrhage, recentiy has been successfully applied to women suffering from myomata uterus. As a side effect of embolisation, myomata shrink more than […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, Scott C. Goodwin, Louis Adler, Richard Reed THE LANCET November 1999 Volume 354 No. 9191 pp. 1730 Summary Sir-Arvind Vashisht and colleagues report a mortality related to UFE. Our group in Los Angeles has done this procedure in 367 women with menorrhagia associated with uterine fibroids since 1996. Among these women there […]

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By: B. McLucas, L. Adler and R. Perrella MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 8 No. 6 pp. 429-432 Summary A search of patient and procedural variables is performed to better understand the 10% failure rate of uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) and what factors may contribute to decreased success in UFE. Statistical analysis […]

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Transcatheter uterine fibroid embolisation for uterine fibroids using a mobile fluoroscopy unit in an out-patient surgical centre By: B. McLucas and A.S. Rappoport MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 86 pp. 433-46 Summary Performing uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE), with or without laparoscopic myomectomy (LM), in an out-patient setting, using angiographic equipment, is much […]

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New Techniques Expand Treatment Options to Help Women Avoid Major Surgery By Gail McBride, Special to The Washington Post April 6, 1999 They may affect up to half of women of childbearing age and can cause bleeding, pain and perhaps infertility. Yet until recently, medical research paid scant attention to those benign growths in the […]

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Summary This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of transcatheter uterine artery embolization in treating uterine fibroids and related symptoms. Eleven women with vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain, clinically determined to be related solely to uterine leiomyomata, underwent uterine artery embolization with the use of polyvinyl alcohol particles. Each patient, none of whom had […]

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