Uterine fibroids are the commonest benign tumors of the uterus and pelvis, and are the single most common cause of surgery in women apart from childbirth. Originally published in 2003, this pioneering book compares and contrasts conventional surgical treatments with the rapid emergence of uterine artery embolization as an alternative and less invasive procedure, and is of major importance in relation to the treatment of the condition. A host of international experts from gynecology and interventional radiology have contributed chapters, including one by Dr Jacques Ravina, the pioneer of uterine artery embolization. Although the main focus is on embolization, the book does also give a very comprehensive account of the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and management of uterine fibroids, and of conventional treatments such as hysterectomy and myomectomy. This all-inclusive approach makes the book suitable for gynecologists, radiologists, and for all trainees and residents looking after patients with uterine fibroids.
1. Fibroids: epidemiology and an overview J. Goedken and J. A. Rock; 2. Histopathology of uterine leiomyomas C. V. Biscotti and T. Falcone; 3. Imaging of uterine leiomyomas G. Artho, C. Reinhold and I. Khalili; 4. Abdominal myomectomy J. S. Sanfilippo and M. Haggerty; 5. Laparoscopic management of uterine myoma D. S. Seidman, C. H. Nezhat, F. Nezhat and C. Nezhat; 6. Hysteroscopic myomectomy A. Gervaise and H. Fernandez; 7. Myomas in pregnancy L. P. Gago and M. Diamond; 8. Expectant and medical management of uterine fibroids C. Coddington III; 9. Hysterectomy for uterine fibroid. H. Al-Fozan and T. Tulandi; 10. History of embolization of uterine myoma J. H. Ravina; 11. Uterine artery embolization - vascular anatomic considerations and procedure techniques R. Worthington-Kirsch and L. A. Hughes; 12. Pain management during and after uterine fibroid embolization S. Vedantham and S. Goodwin; 13. Patient selection, indications and contra-indications F. L. Hutchins; 14. Results of uterine artery embolization B. McLucas; 15. Side effects of uterine artery embolization and prevention of complications G. Vilos; 16. Reproductive function after uterine artery embolization T. Tulandi; 17. Reasons and prevention of embolization failure B. McLucas; 18. Future of embolization and other therapies from gynecologic perspectives F. L. Hutchins; 19. The future of fibroid embolotherapy: a radiological perspective R. Worthington-Kirsch and W. J. Landow.