How safe is uterine fibroid embolization?

December 1, 2004

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) puts women at increased risk for preterm labor and malpresentation in pregnancies, when compared to laparoscopic myomectomy, and is not as effective as hysterectomy for improving pelvic pain at 1 year, according to two separate studies in a recent issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.