Volume 12 Issue 5 - May 2014
Coordinated Care for Patients with Symptomatic Leiomyomas
Women with symptomatic leiomyomas (fibroids) can be treated in several ways, including medical management, uterine artery embolization (UAE), myomectomy, and hysterectomy
A multidisciplinary approach enables coordinated care for women seeking treatment of fibroids
Examination by a gynecologist and an interventional radiologist facilitates selection of the optimal treatment
In patients who select UAE, symptomatic relief is observed in 64-93% after three months and in 91-92% one year after the procedure
Further treatment (hysterectomy, myomectomy, or repeat UAE) may be necessary within three years in approximately 14% of patients treated with UAE
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©2014 MGH Department of Radiology

Janet Cochrane Miller, D. Phil., Author
Raul N. Uppot, M.D., Editor