Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Yoko Saito

Yoko Saito


  • Research Article
    First Experience of Uterine Fibroid Embolization Using DC Bead® in Japan
    Author(s): Hiraku Yodono, Yoko Saito and Shin MaedaHiraku Yodono, Yoko Saito and Shin Maeda

    Background: We performed uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) in four patients to assess the safety and efficacy of bland embolization using DC Bead®. They were the first patients in the world who underwent UFE procedure by using DC Bead®. Methods: Four patients with uterine fibroids were enrolled and super selective embolization with DC Bead® was performed in a Japanese clinical trial. Efficacy, success rate of embolization in the target vessel (embolic performance) and operability were evaluated. To evaluate the safety, adverse events and device deficiency occurring within 30 days after the embolization were collected. Results: Patient’s age range was 34 to 48 years old, Uterine fibroid size range was 40 to 108 mm (maximum length of diameter). Multiple tumors were found in all cases. DC Bead® size r.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000278

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