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Current Strategies for Prevention of Infection After Uterine Artery Embolisation - CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

Current Strategies for Prevention of Infection After Uterine Artery Embolisation - CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00270-022-03158-3

Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is a safe and effective procedure for symptomatic uterine fibroids with an estimated rate of post-operative intra-uterine infection of 0.9-2.5%. While rates of infection have remained low over the past two decades, there is variation in infection prevention practices.


Conclusion/Relevance: Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) is a safe and effective procedure for symptomatic uterine fibroids with an estimated rate of post-operative intra-uterine infection of 0.9–2.5%. While rates of infection have remained low over the past two decades, there is variation in infection prevention practices. Intra-uterine infection after UAE may occur via access site haematogenous spread or ascension of vaginal flora through the cervical canal.