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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2019, Vol. 46 Issue (4): 618-622    DOI: 10.12891/ceog4952.2019
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Amenorrhea incidence among symptomatic premenopausal women with uterine fibroids after uterine artery embolization (UAE). Our experience
S. Gyroglou1, X. Anthoulaki1, D. Deuteraiou1, A. Chalkidou1, B. Manav1, G. Galazios1, V. Souftas2, P. Tsikouras1, *()
1Departmnet of Obststrics and Gynecology,Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
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Abstract  

Objective: To study the impact of uterine artery embolism (UAE) for fibroids on menstrual cycle and cases of amenorrhoea in premenopausal women. Materials and Methods: One hundred forty-five premenopausal women, aged between 38-50 years, who underwent UAE were recruited in this study. Hormonal status was evaluated by means of AMH and FSH pre-procedural, three months, six, and 12 months after UAE. Menstruation abnormalities and life quality post-procedure were noted and evaluated based on a questionnaire. Results: AMH as well as FSH values 12 months post-procedure were the same compared to the pre-procedure levels. The authors found no case of permanent amenorrhea. Conclusion: Although the study results may be able to confirm the preservation of ovarian reserve and normal menstruation after UAE in premenopausal women, it should be considered as a possible menstruation treatment option of symptomatic fibroids.

Key words:  Uterine artery embolization      Uterine fibroids     
Published:  10 August 2019     
*Corresponding Author(s):  P. TSIKOURAS     E-mail:  ptsikour@med.duth.gr

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S. Gyroglou, X. Anthoulaki, D. Deuteraiou, A. Chalkidou, B. Manav, G. Galazios, V. Souftas, P. Tsikouras. Amenorrhea incidence among symptomatic premenopausal women with uterine fibroids after uterine artery embolization (UAE). Our experience. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(4): 618-622.

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