Interventional Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroid by Uterine Artery Embolisation at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
Purpose: To investigate the clinical effect of interventional therapy for symptomatic uterine fibroid by transcatheter uterine artery embolization.
Methods: 16 patients of symptomatic uterine fibroids were treated with selective uterine artery embolization, and the relief of symptoms and reduction of fibroids were observed.
Results: Bilateral uterine artery embolization was done in 16 patients. Follow-up for 5 ~ 7 months showed that the clinical symptoms of 14 patients were obviously improved, and the reexamination of 1 patient of a super large myoma showed no obvious change after 6 months. B-Ultrasound showed that the size of the tumor was reduced by 43% ~ 92%. The major complication was being is postoperative lower abdominal pain.
Conclusion: Uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective method to treat uterine fibroid.
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