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Uterine Artery Embolization for Uterine Fibroids

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To date, uterine fibroids have been recognized as one of the most common benign tumors. According to statistics, every third woman after 30 years is diagnosed with this disease.

In the initial stages, the disease does not necessarily cause discomfort. However, the growth of the tumor leads to painful sensations and an abdominal growth, as in pregnancy.

Medication therapyis often ineffective, even for small tumors. Radical surgery is also not an option for everyone. For a young woman, removing a tumor together with the uterus means toput offforever hopes for the joy of motherhood and harmonious intimate relationships.

The newest methods of treatment of gynecological diseases in Germany are known throughout the world. The health of each patient is the main focus of the doctors of our clinic. They will help you not only completely cure the disease, but also maintain reproductive function without traumatic surgical interventions.

We provide our customers with a number of high-quality services. Our qualified surgeons perform the procedure using modern angiographyequipment. The use of advanced technologies minimizes your stay in the hospital.

There are various methods for treating uterine fibroids in Germany. Uterine artery embolization is one of the most popular. It isa non-surgical removal of the tumor that does not involve anincisionin the abdomen.

The state-of-the-art technologies and experts in gynecology of our clinic guarantee you effective treatment, a quick recovery and no relapse. The price for uterine arteryembolization is calculated individually for each patient based on the age, the diagnostic procedures held, the treatment methods and the rehabilitation measures.

The procedure is indicated for the following cases:

  • Intensive uterine bleeding of unknown origin.
  • Anemia.
  • Infertility.
  • Enlarged abdomen.
  • Fibroids larger than 20 week size.
  • Preparation for myomectomy.
  • Constipation, diarrhea and frequent urinationresulted from the pressure of a fibroid to the pelvic organs.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Pronounced symptoms of the disease because of fibroids rapid growth.

The procedure is contraindicated in patients the following diseases:

  • Decompensated diabetes mellitus.
  • Cancer of the uterus.
  • Inflammatory vascular diseases.
  • Allergic reactions to the embolic substance.
  • Acute infectious diseases.

Studies in the field of gynecology showed that,in 90% of women who underwent the procedure, signs of uterine fibroids completely disappeared, including those patients who had a frequent urge to urinate, severe bleeding, and pains in the low back pain and lower abdomen.

After embolization, the tumor is reduced by half of the original size. In addition, it softens and stops pressingthe organs of the small pelvis. The procedure provides the best cosmetic effect, as it does not involve a surgical incision.

There are few complications in the postoperative period and almost no blood loss. Unlike with other treatments of fibroids, after embolization patients quickly return to their normallives.

Medicine in Germany today is the treatment of diseases of female sexual organs by modern non-surgical methods. Tumorsare removed without damage to the pelvic organs, almost without blood loss and with preservation of healthy uterine tissues.

Treatment is assigned after the primary consultation of the gynecologist and ultrasound examination. Embolization of uterine arteries takes not more than half an hour and includes the following:

  • Sensors to control cardiac activity are attached to the body. After that, a patient receives anesthetic and the femoral artery is punctured.
  • A probe is inserted into an opening and movesinto the uterine arteries. A medication in a form of polymer microspheres is introduced through a thin tube.

As a result, artery lumens in afibroid are clotted and the blood flow stops, after which the fibroid gradually dissolves.

The following table shows all the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical procedures aimed to help a patient to get rid of persistent bleedings and pains in the lower abdomen. The purpose of the surgeries is to remove or excise fibroids to exclude the patient's complaints.

ProcedureAdvantagesDisadvantages
Myomectomy is possiblein most cases. There are no well-founded scientific data on the removal of fibroids, as a solution for infertility.
  • Mitigates or eliminates complaints of 9 out of 10 women.
  • Women after surgery remain fertile.
  • Fibroids can relapse and after a while neoplasms will appear (in about 20 out of 100 women).
  • Possible complications: Damage to the abdominal organs, repeated surgery (approximately in 5 operated women out of 100).
Embolization of uterine arteries is often used as an alternative to myomectomy or hysterectomy. As a rule, this method is suitable for women who do not plan to have children in the future.
  • Eliminates complaints of 9 out of 10 women.
  • The recovery time after uterine artery embolization is much shorter than that with myomectomy or hysterectomy.
  • Sometimes pain disappears only for a while: about 20 women out of 100 need a second intervention.
  • Uterine arteryembolization adversely affects fertility, and if fertilization is successful, malformations of a fetus are probable. Possible side effects: pain, damage of blood vessels, inflammation, and recurrence of fibroids.
  • Side effects and required secondary treatment are the same as with myomectomy or hysterectomy.
Hysterectomy is used if a patient does not plan to have children in the future, or if other methods were ineffective.
  • After surgery, the patient does not have any unpleasant sensations.
  • Pregnancy is impossible.
  • Possible complications: damage to the abdominal organs (in 5 operated women out of 100).
  • Long-term complications: Weakness of the bladder, vaginal prolapse, and pelvic organ prolapse. Menopause occurs earlier.
  • Some women complain ofunpleasant feelings at rest or with sexual activity, as well as psychological disorders.

After 1-2 hours after the procedure, mildnagging pains in the lower abdomen may appear. At the end of the day, the pain will decrease and after a week completely stop.

Sometimes, there may be bloody vaginaldischarge and a slightly increased body temperature. In this case, antibacterial and antipyretic drugs are prescribed. The patient is discharged from a hospital in 2-3 days after the procedure, when the general health condition improves and pains disappear.

Routine examinations and ultrasound are performed 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after embolization. In the future, they are recommended annually.

In the treatment of uterine fibroids in the German clinic, the chances for cure after uterine arteryembolization are high enough. Complete recovery with no subsequent relapse can be achieved in 90% of cases, regardless of a stage of the disease.

Strong research basis and application of the latest technological equipmentensure effectiveness of therapy.A high level of development in the field of gynecology in Germany allows us to expect successful result, even in the patients diagnosed with large tumors.

The medicines of new generation, innovative techniques, modern equipment, a delicate attitude of specialists, caring atmosphere, andreasonable prices for uterine artery embolization in our clinic are a guarantee of successful therapy that allows our patients to forget about uterine fibroids forever.

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