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Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids: The Randomized Trial of Embolization versus Surgery Treatment for Fibroids (REST) 

Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids: The Randomized Trial of Embolization versus Surgery Treatment for Fibroids (REST)
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Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids: The Randomized Trial of Embolization versus Surgery Treatment for Fibroids (REST)
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Christoph I. Lee

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10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0028
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date: 22 August 2019

This chapter, found in the abdominal and pelvic pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of uterine artery embolization for patients with fibroids. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. Women with symptomatic uterine fibroids undergoing uterine artery embolization were found to have similar quality of life measures 1 year posttreatment and faster recovery after uterine artery embolization versus surgery. However, benefits of noninvasive uterine artery embolization must be weighed against the need for reinterventions among a minority of patients with treatment failure. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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