chapter  34
Temporary occlusion of uterine artery for the treatment of fibroids
ByOlav Istre, Erik Qvigstad
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Traditional operative treatments for symptomatic fibroids are laparotomy with hysterectomy or myomectomy, involving considerable morbidity. 1,2 Myomectomy involves the shelling out of fibroids from the myometrium, and in the case of submucosal fibroids these can be removed surgically via hysteroscopic procedures. 3 Although morbidity is reduced with endoscopic surgery, this technique is not widely available and has limitations.