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Embolization has Better Long-term Results than High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Study: Outcome of uterine artery embolization versus MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment for uterine fibroids: Long-term results. Journal: European Journal of Radiology, 2013 (not printed yet) Authors: Froeling V, Meckelburg K, Schreiter NF, Scheurig-Muenkler C, Kamp J, Maurer MH, Beck A, Hamm B, Kroencke TJ. Study from: Medical University of Berlin, Germany Problem: The first […]

Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial): 5-year results.

Authors: Moss J, Cooper K, Khaund A, Murray L, Murray G, Wu O, Craig L, Lumsden M. Journal: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  2011;118:936–944. Study From: North Glasgow University Hospitals, Glasgow, UK Problem: Women with uterine fibroids now have a number of treatment options available. Very few studies have compared the results of treatment […]

Mefipristone, a Medical Treatment for Fibroids, is Not Looking Good

Mefipristone was effective decreasing sympotms from fibroids, but it caused benign overgrowth of the uterine lining cells. While benign overgrowth does not turn into precancer or cancer, the worry is that longer treatment with Mefipristone could stimulate actual cancer cells to form. Further study will be needed, but this study is discouraging.

Outcomes after Uterine artery Embolization for Pedunculated Subserosal Leiomyomas

UAE for subserosal pedunculated fibroids appears to be safe for most women, depending on the size of the fibroid and width of the stalk.

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