Interventional Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroid by Uterine Artery Embolisation at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

  • Liu Yiqiang, Dr Zhengzhou Central Hospital, Henan Province, China Zhengzhou, China
  • Veronica Kangwa Sunkutu-Sichizya, Dr University Teaching Hospital - Adult Hospital
  • Fu Huimin, Dr University Teaching Hospital - Adult Hospital
  • Mutinta Siachami Nteeni Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital
Keywords: embolism, uterine artery, uterine fibroid

Abstract

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Veronica Kangwa Sunkutu-Sichizya, Dr, University Teaching Hospital - Adult Hospital

Consultant Radiology;

Head of Department;

Radiology Department. 

Fu Huimin, Dr, University Teaching Hospital - Adult Hospital

Obstetric and gynecologist

 

Published
2020-09-29
How to Cite
Yiqiang, L., Sunkutu-Sichizya, V., Huimin, F., & Nteeni, M. (2020). Interventional Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroid by Uterine Artery Embolisation at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 47(3), 231 - 234. Retrieved from https://mjz.co.zm/index.php/mjz/article/view/684
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