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Uterine Artery Embolization for Adenomyosis

Overview

Adenomyosis is a condition wherein the uterine lining spreads unusually deep into the uterus. Adenomyosis is characterized by severe and continuous bleeding and severe pelvic cramps. Severe adenomyosis discomfort has a negative impact on one’s quality of life and sexual function.

Traditionally, the only definite treatment for women with adenomyosis is uterine removal (hysterectomy). Other treatments, such as uterine ablation, only work temporarily, and many people experience recurrence and may need a hysterectomy within three years. Adenomyosis medical care is still being researched, and there is presently no drug specifically labeled for its therapy.

Uterine Artery Embolization for Adenomyosis:

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is the most successful, uterus-sparing, non-surgical treatment treatment option for adenomyosis. Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is advocated for adenomyosis patients who failed hormonal therapy and expressed desire to preserve the uterus. 

Uterine Artery Embolisation treatment for adenomyosis utilizes the same technique as we used to treat fibroids (Uterine fibroid embolization, UFE). 

A recent study found that uterine artery embolization for adenomyosis was successful in roughly 82% of patients. These patients reported considerable improvements in the severity of their symptoms, an improved quality of life, and the avoidance of a hysterectomy.

Adenomyosis treatment in Dubai - How does it work?

  • Typically, mild sedation and a local anesthetic are used during uterine artery embolization. 
  • A small catheter will be inserted by an interventional radiologist through the groin or wrist and guided by an X-ray into the uterine artery. Microcatheter at horizontal segment of each uterine artery, distal to origin of cervico-vaginal artery, that supplies cervix and vagina. 
  • The adenomyotic tissue is then supplied by arteries that are injected with tiny particles or gelatin microspheres  that occlude the abnormal vascularity of adenomyosis tissue, which eventually cause the tissue to shrink. 
  • The entire process takes roughly 30 minutes (less than an hour). 
  • No scars or incisions are created on the abdomen, and no stitches are required.
  • You will have to spend the night in the hospital following the surgery. You can return home if your discomfort is under control and you can eat and drink normally in the morning.

Recovering from uterine artery embolization for adenomyosis

  • Follow aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 14 days.
  • Encourage walking from the morning after the procedure.
  • Expect vaginal discharge for several days.
  • Keep groin entry clean, dry, and bandaged per IR instructions.
  • Use recommended pain relievers for cramps and aches.
  • Include fiber in your diet and stay hydrated to prevent constipation.
  • Avoid douching, tampons, and sexual intercourse for two weeks.

The Benefits of Uterine Artery Embolization for Adenomyosis

UAE offers several advantages over typical adenomyosis care because it is a non-surgical treatment option. These benefits include:

  • Non-Surgical Approach: Unlike traditional surgical interventions, UAE is a minimally invasive procedure, reducing recovery time and minimizing postoperative discomfort. According to clinical research, over 80% of women report that the UAE offers long-lasting symptom relief. It also means that there will be no abdominal scar and there is no need for general anesthesia or blood transfusion. 
  • Preservation of Uterine Function: Dr. Sandeep prioritizes the preservation of uterine function, and UAE allows for targeted treatment while maintaining the safety of the uterus.
  • Effective Symptom Relief: Experience relief from adenomyosis symptoms like pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, enhancing your overall quality of life.

Consult Dr. Sandeep - adenomyosis specialist Dubai

As a trusted adenomyosis specialist in Dubai, Dr. Sandeep combines years of experience with a commitment to excellence. 

Dr. Sandeep provides advanced adenomyosis treatment in Dubai, ensuring a comprehensive approach to address each patient’s unique needs.

Explore the forefront of adenomyosis treatment with Uterine Artery Embolization. Dr. Sandeep employs this minimally invasive procedure to target and block blood vessels supplying the affected uterine tissue, leading to symptom relief without the need for major surgery.

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