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Adverse events of focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids and adenomyosis

Authors Duc NM, Huy HQ, Keserci B

Received 30 May 2018

Accepted for publication 3 July 2018

Published 11 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 15—26

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMI.S166580

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Tarik Massoud


Nguyen Minh Duc,1,* Huynh Quang Huy,1,* Bilgin Keserci2,3

1Department of Radiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 2Department of Radiology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia; 3Department of Radiology, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Abstract: Uterine fibroids and adenomyosis are two common gynecological benign tumors that deteriorate women’s quality of life. The prevalence of uterine fibroid and adenomyosis is approximately 70%–80% and 5%–70%, respectively. The efficacy and safety of focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) therapy for treating uterine fibroid and adenomyosis patients has been proved. Regardless of this fact, there are still some potential adverse events that may arise during and after the provision of FUS treatment, which can degrade patients’ quality of life. Understanding the possible adverse events of FUS treatment can improve the confidence in the selection of eligible patients, optimization of treatment strategy, and monitoring of the treatment procedure to ensure patients’ safety.

Keywords: adenomyosis, leiomyoma, adverse events, focused ultrasound surgery

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