Uterine Fibroid Embolization Helps Restore Fertility

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Prof. Dr. João Martins Pisco MD PhD Radiologia de Intervenção Hospital Saint Louis - Rua Luz Soriano Portugal
Prof. Dr. João Martins Pisco MD PhD
Radiologia de Intervenção
Hospital Saint Louis – Rua Luz Soriano

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: The background for the study is the good results I started to check in patients with uterine fibroids who could conceive a successful pregnancy with live birth following embolization.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: The readers should know that fertility can be restored following embolization of uterine fibroids, particularly if the embolization is partial. The wish of conception in patients with uterine fibroids is not a contraindication for fibroids embolization.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: For future research I recommend a randomize study between partial and complete fibroids embolization and a randomized study between embolization and miomectomy.

An embolization is a non-invasive outpatient procedure patients with uterine fibroids can be treated by embolization, even if they had previous miomectomy or FIV particularly if the fibroids are numerous and large. Such patients may be treated by embolization before hysterectomy if this is the only option. In the large and numerous fibroids the results are not so good of course. 

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João M. Pisco, Marisa Duarte, Tiago Bilhim, Jorge Branco, Fernando Cirurgião, Marcela Forjaz, Lúcia Fernandes, José Pereira, Nuno Costa, Joana B. M. Pisco, António G. Oliveira. Spontaneous Pregnancy with a Live Birth after Conventional and Partial Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Radiology, 2017; 161495 DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2017161495

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