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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7526
GARCIA D, Vanessa et al. Miomas sintomáticos: ¿miomectomía o embolización de las arterias uterinas?. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2012, vol.77, n.4, pp.255-258. ISSN 0717-7526. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262012000400003.
Objective: This study was undertaken to evaluate the complications after laparotomy myomectomy and uterine artery embolization in women with symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. Methods: This was a descriptive and retrospective study of patients who were treated with embolization and myomectomy for leiomyomas from 2008-2010. Complications were measured. Results: The rate of complications collected in the myo-mectomy group was 15.2%; there were cases of fever, anemia, need for transfusion and subcutaneous hematoma. The rate of complications collected in the embolization group was 4.5%; there were cases of embolization syndrome, transcervical fibroid expulsion and a case of hysterectomy. Conclusion: The suitable indication of every tecnic is fundamental to have a low rate of complications. It is necessary to bear in mind the symptomatology, type and number of myomas and age and reproductive desire of each patient.
Palabras clave : Uterine artery embolization; myomectomy; uterine leiomyoma.