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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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By: Scott C. Goodwin, MD, Suresh Vedantham, MD, Bruce McLucas, MD, Alice E. Forno, MD, Rita Perrella, MD JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY July/August 1997 Volume 8 No. 4 pp. 517-526 Summary PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential usefulness of transcatheter uterine artery embolization as a treatment for fibroid-related vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain refractory […]

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By: B. McLucas, MD, S. Goodwin, MD and S. Vedantham, MD MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1996 Volume 5 pp. 336-338 Summary Two patients of an initial pilot study are reported. Both suffered from menorrhagia associated with uterine myomata. In each case bilateral uterine artery embolization under digital subtraction angiography was performed using polyvinyl […]

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In the early 1990s, Jacques H. Ravina first applied the technique of embolization of uterine arteries to treat uterine fibroids in women at high risk for complications during surgery in an effort to control uterine bleeding. Embolization was then expanded for the treatment of patients who were undergoing myomectomy in order to decrease intraopertive bleeding. […]

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