New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2003.
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.
Table of Contents
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.
5. Laparoscopic management of uterine myoma D.
S. Seidman, C. H. Nezhat, F. Nezhat and C.
6. Hysteroscopic myomectomy A. Gervaise and H.
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.
11. Uterine artery embolization - vascular
anatomic considerations and procedure
techniques R. Worthington-Kirsch and L. A.
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.
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.