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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(2):318-321.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Transcervical expulsion of a submucosal myoma as a result of uterine artery embolization.
Jae Dong Lee, Sa Jin Kim, Hae Kyu Lee, Jean A Kim, Byung Chae Kang, Soo Young Hur, Gui Se Ra Lee, Jong Chul Shin, Soo Pyung Kim
Uterine artery embolization was introduced to arrest post-partum hemorrhage 20 years ago. It has also been used to control severe hemorrhage from uterine gestational trophoblast tumors, carcinoma of the uterus, uterine arteriovenous malformations, and cases of pelvic trauma. More recently, transcatheter uterine artery embolization is a new treatment for uterine leiomyoma. A 33-year old married woman with 2 children had a history of heavy pelvic pain and pressure. Ultrasound and MRI investigation showed a bulky 12 x 10cm submucosal myoma in right lower uterine segment. The both uterine artery embolization was performed via a bilateral femoral artery. We present a case in which successful embolization of the uterine arteries in a woman with submucosal myoma resulted in a subsequent transcervical expulsion of large pieces of the dominant fibroid after 3 month of treatment with a brief review.
Key Words: submucosal myoma, uterine artery embolization

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