Ovarian failure after uterine artery embolization for treatment of myomas

Nelson H. Stringer*, Thomas Grant, Julie Park, Lisa Oldham

*Corresponding author for this work

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Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an effective, safe, nonsurgical treatment for uterine myomas. Although menstrual irregularities and transient amenorrhea have occurred after UAE, these reports did not provide proper hormonal documentation of ovarian failure. Our patient experienced elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes) within 4 weeks after the procedure. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of ovarian failure after UAE confirmed by comparing preprocedure FSH levels with postprocedure levels over 12 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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