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RevistaGinecologia6(22)22-25(2018)
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Uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata – symptoms control and quality of life

C.G. Nenciu, M.C. Dumitrașcu, A.E. Nenciu, I. Horhoianu, V.V. Horhoianu, M.M. Cîrstoiu


Rezumat: One of the most common gynecological pathologies is the myoma, with a great socioeconomic burden. One of the uterine-sparing treatment is represented by the uterine artery embolization (UAE). The objective of this study is to evaluate this treatment method mainly through evolution of symptomatology and the quality of life impact. We studied a number of 36 patients who underwent UAE between January 2015 and March 2018. They were evaluated at the beginning of the study, after a month and after three months. At one month after the procedure, we evaluated the evolution of symptomatology, the Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart (PBAC) score and the ultrasound post-procedural aspects. In addition, at three months we evaluated the quality of life impact (uterine fibroid symptoms and health-related quality of life questionnaire). At the final evaluation, 88.88% of the patients reported a significant improvement in symptomatology (z=-5.030; p<0.001), with a significant reduction in PBAC score, the ultrasounds showed a decrease in uterine fibroid volume (t=2.113; p=0.049) and the quality of life was improved (p<0.001). UAE leads to the control of fibroid-related symptoms and improves the quality of life.
Cuvinte cheie: uterine artery embolization, quality of life, minimally invasive treatment, PBAC, UFS-QoL.

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