UFE is an interventional procedure in which the blood supply to Fibroids are selectively blocked using Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) particles. It’s done using femoral arterial access. It’s an effective and safe alternative to hysterectomy once non surgical management fails. EFFICACY Heavy menstrual bleeding : It has been shown that most patients (73 to 90 percent) reported improvement or disappearance of heavy menstrual bleeding symptoms up to 10 years after treatment. Pelvic pain or dysmenorrhea : The effect of UAE on lower abdominal pain or dysmenorrhea has also been described and shows an improvement in up to 80 percent of patients Pelvic pressure or bulk-related symptoms : The effect of UAE on bulk and pressure complaints is less well studied, but in large cohort studies, up to 90 percent of patients reported improved bulk complaints Uterine artery embolization versus surgery : UFE had a shorter hospital stay and a faster resumption of daily activities and work compared with hysterectomy or myomectomy in a meta-analysis of seven randomized trials. UFE resulted in a significantly lower rate of blood transfusion (OR 0.07, 95% CI 0.01-0.52). GUIDELINES RCOG 2013 - For women with symptomatic Fibroids UFE should be considered along with Surgical treatment. For more information : +91 9656 000 737
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