Uterine Artery Embolisation for the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyomata—Technique

R Ryan, C Johnston, N McEniff

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:173-6

Uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) are extremely commonly encountered in gynaecological practice. Treatment has traditionally focused on medical and surgical modalities, but the interventional radiology technique of uterine artery embolisation has evolved as an alternative in the past few years. The purpose of this review is to describe this technique as practised at St James’ Hospital, with particular emphasis on its logical stepwise approach and peri-procedural care.