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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;51(9):982-987.
Published online September 1, 2008.
Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids: Initial experience in Korea.
Sang Wook Yoon, Kyoung Ah Kim, Youn Young Hwang, Chan Lee, Sun Hee Cha, Sun Young Lee, Yong Min Kim, Young Jeong Na, Sang Geun Jung, Seung Jo Kim
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
2Comprehensive Gynecologic Cancer Center, Pochon CHA University, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. chanoncology@chamc.co.kr
3Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this report is to review the safety and short-term efficacy of non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) on uterine myomas in Korean women. METHODS: A total of 29 outpatient Korean women, whose mean age was 39.1+/-5.8 years, were treated using the MRgFUS system for their symptomatic uterine myomas. Patients??symptoms were recorded using a validated symptom-specific questionnaire on treatment day, and at follow-up visits, 3 and 6 months post treatment. Data on adverse events was recorded on each follow up period. RESULTS: Symptom improvement was experienced by 83% of the patients at the three months follow-up, and 90% of the patients reported on improved quality of life by the six months follow-up. There were no serious adverse events during the treatments or the follow-up period. CONCLUSION: MRgFUS appears to be a safe and effective treatment for symptoms relief of uterine fibroids. Additional reports on longer follow up should verify long-term durability.
Key Words: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound, Uterine myoma
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