Uterine artery embolization Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Lower Extremity
  • Mass Screening
  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Recently, uterine artery embolization (UAE) has received much attention in both the scientific literature and the lay press as a minimally invasive procedure for treating symptomatic fibroid disease. Increasing numbers of women report satisfaction with the effectiveness and efficiency of the procedure over the conventional options. The purpose of this article is to review the literature regarding UAE and its development, techniques, indications, results, and complications. The results to date indicate that UAE is a highly successful, uterine-sparing alternative to hysterectomy for women with symptomatic fibroid disease.

publication date

  • August 2002



  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 29

end page

  • 39


  • 31


  • 8 SUPPL.