Diagnostische und therapeutische Optionen bei Patientinnen mit Myomen - Myomembolisation

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options for Patients with Uterine Fibroids - Embolisation

Michael K. Bohlmann, P. Hunold, T. Rabe, H. J. Ahrendt, T. Römer, M. Wallwiener, K. König, T. Schollmeyer, H. R. Tinneberg, A. Umlandt


Background: Symptomatic uterine fibroids are a frequently encountered, important cause of morbidity in women in their reproductive period. Due to only limited conservative therapeutic approaches surgical intervention - including hysterectomy - has played a major part to control and treat uterine fibroids. The use of catheter-based embolisation of fibroids displays a non-invasive alternative in the treatment of fibroid. Methods: Indications, requirements, side-effects, outcome as well as the procedure itself are presented in this review, with a special focus laid on fertility aspects. Results: Current data on embolisation of fibroids suggests that this therapeutic option is efficacious with regard to the control of hypermenorrhea (~ 85%), whereas bulging symptoms are controlled in 30-60% of cases. Sufficient analgesia is necessary due to ischemia-associated side-effects of fibroid embolisation. Conclusion: Embolisation can be regarded as a quite effective and non-invasive therapeutic option in women with symptomatic uterine fibroids.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic and Therapeutic Options for Patients with Uterine Fibroids - Embolisation
Original languageGerman
JournalJournal fur Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)126-133
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2014


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