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Embolizacja tętnic macicznych w leczeniu mięśniaków macicy – gdzie jesteśmy po 10 latach doświadczeń?

Author(s): Radosław Pietura

Journal: Przegląd Menopauzalny
ISSN 1643-8876

Volume: 15;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 309;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: uterine fibroids | embolization | interventional radiology

Within the last decade the spectrum of treatment of uterine leiomyoma has broaden with methods causingischemia of fibroids. Arterial embolization is a long established technique in the treatment of abdominal andpelvic haemorrhage but has only recently been used to treat uterine leiomyoma. Uterine fibroid embolizationwas developed by Ravina in Paris in 1994. At the beginning he use embolization as a preoperative procedure.First paper regarding uterine fibroid embolization was published in 1995. In Poland first embolization for uterinefibroids was performed in 2001. Nowadays standards for radiologist training, technical aspects of procedure,postprocedural patient care, long-term results are well established and recommended by Society of InterventionalRadiology and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe.Paper presents analysis of literature, author clinical experience and medical societies recommendations.This review is focused not only on embolization long-term results and complications but mostly on role ofembolization in uterine fibroid managements.
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