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Studies establish primacy of uterine fibroid embolization for most patients

February 29, 2008 Studies establish primacy of uterine fibroid embolization for most patients Sarah Jersild -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two major studies have concluded that uterine artery embolization is as good as or better than hysterectomy for treatment of uterine fibroids. Embolization patients recovered faster and were hospitalized for less time than patients who underwent hysterectomy or myomectomy. Complication rates and quality of life improvement were comparable for all three procedures. The multicenter Embolization versus Hysterectomy (EMMY) trial examined 177 women with heavy menstrual bleeding related to uterine fibroids who were scheduled to undergo hysterectomy. Eighty-eight patients were randomly assigned to UAE, and 89 were selected for hysterectomy.

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