Embolisation delivers effective period relief in adenomyosis

Experts say it's a good alternative to radical hysterectomy

Uterine artery embolisation may offer an alternative to hysterectomy for women with heavy and painful menstruation due to adenomyosis, according to an Australian study.

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Clinician researchers from ­Sydney Adventist Hospital reviewed 117 women who were found on MRI to have adenomyosis and opted for the non-surgical procedure between 2008 and 2015 rather than undergoing a hysterectomy.

Just under half of the women in the analysis had adenomyosis alone and 51% also had co-existing fibroids.

Uterine artery embolisation, also known as