Mariana Juárez, Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico
Manuel A. Leal, Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico
Fausto M. Coronel, Service of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico
Lino E. Cardiel, Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico


Uterine leiomyomas are the most common tumors of the female genital tract, patients with uterine fibroids are usually asymptomatic. Approximately 20-50% of them experience acute symptoms such as pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, or infertility, and will require treatment. Among the treatment options are conservative (hysteroscopy, laparoscopy or open myomectomy) and radical (hysterectomy) depending mainly on the reproductive desire of the patient. The purpose of presenting this series of clinical cases is to present a new alternative in the management of uterine leiomyomas, combining the use of uterine artery embolization and subsequent performance of total abdominal hysterectomy.



Keywords: Embolization. Uterine arteries. Hysterectomy. Transfusion. Hemorrhage. Myomectomy.