Role of Interventional Procedures in Obstetrics/Gynecology

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In uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), knowledge of the potential ovarian-uterine anastomoses is important because they provide collateral blood flow that may result in the failure of the UFE or ovarian nontarget embolization. Uterine artery embolization is an alternative treatment of postpartum hemorrhage with 80% to 90% bleeding control and in which fertility can be preserved. Diagnosis of pelvic congestion syndrome on routine sonographic or computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging is often missed. Fallopian tube recanalization allows couples to have unlimited attempts to conceive naturally and avoids the risks (multiple pregnancies, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), and high cost of in vitro fertilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1066
Number of pages18
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Fallopian tube recanalization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Transcervical sterilization
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Uterine fibroid
  • Uterine leiomyomata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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