Treatment of uterine fibroids by temporary transvaginal uterine artery occlusion: A concept to consider further?

Jay M. Berman, Elizabeth Puscheck, Michelle Yoscovits, Karen Collins, Roy Collins, Michael Peter Diamond

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Abstract

While hysterectomy remains the definitive treatment option for women with symptomatic fibroids who have completed their childbearing, alternatives are needed for women who still desire having children or wish to avoid extripative surgery. Options for such individuals include medical therapy which is usually only temporizing, and other surgical alternatives which require abdominal entry and the potential complications associated with such procedures. We encourage renewed consideration of an alternative, temporary uterine artery occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeiomyomas: Risk Factors, Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Options
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages193-197
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781634636032, 9781634635844
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Berman, J. M., Puscheck, E., Yoscovits, M., Collins, K., Collins, R., & Diamond, M. P. (2015). Treatment of uterine fibroids by temporary transvaginal uterine artery occlusion: A concept to consider further? In Leiomyomas: Risk Factors, Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Options (pp. 193-197). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..