Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Indications and Outcomes of Uterine Artery Embolization in Patients with Uterine Leiomyomas

Table 2

General indications and contraindications of uterine artery embolization in patients with uterine leiomyomas.

Indications
 (1) Hypermenorrhea and/or dysmenorrhea
 (2) Absence of a malignant tumor in the uterus and lesion in the adnexa
 (3) Absence of a pelvic inflammatory disease
 (4) No childbearing
Contraindications
 (1) No symptoms
 (2) Large leiomyoma (more than 10 cm in diameter) and/or multiple leiomyomas
 (3) Coexistence of a malignant tumor in the uterus or a lesion in the adnexa
 (4) Active pelvic inflammatory disease
 (5) Hormone therapy (required for 8–12 weeks after the therapy)
 (6) During pregnancy
 (7) Menopause
 (8) Hope of childbearing
 (9) Allergy to iodine

Department of Radiology, National Defense Medical College Hospital, Japan.

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