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Uterine Fibroid Embolization- Long Term Follow up and Technical Perspectives

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stevo Duvnjak,MD, Odense University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this prospective non-randomised study is to examine whether two different microspheres (Bead-Block and Embosphere) are equally effective in the treatment of the uterine fibroid controlled with contrast-enhanced MR examination.

Quantitative MR imaging, including dominant fibroid T1, T2 and contrast enhancement characteristics before intervention and 3 months after interventions will be analysed as a potential predictor of volumetric response after embolization.

Another purpose is to determine long-term follow-up in all patient treated in a period from 2001-2011 in OUH analysed retrospectively.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uterine Fibroids Arterial Embolization Procedure: embolizations ,uterine fibroid Procedure: embolizations Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Group 1: 26 patient will be treated with Bead-block microspheres - 700-900 µm microspheres or combinations of one vial 2 ml of 500-700 µm microspheres, follow by 700-900 µm microspheres until blood flow stop ( " cut the tree" appearance).

Group 2: 26 patient will be treated with Embosphere; 500-900 µm until "near-stasis" flow stop in the uterine artery.

Clinical and Technical success will be examined, and radiological follow-up 3 and 12 months after embolization using MR contrast-enhanced examination in a Bead Block group and only 3 months control in Embosphere group to assess total fibroid burden infraction degree and eventually residual contracts fibroid enhancement.

Quantitative MRI dominant fibroid characteristic for and 3 months after an intervention to examine eventually potential of as a possible predictor of the volumetric response of the uterine fibroid.

Retrospective study compromised all patient treated between January 2001 until January 2011 with follow up to January 2014, and re-intervention as well as complications rate analysis.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 52 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Uterine Fibroid Embolization- Long Term Follow up and Technical Perspectives
Study Start Date : November 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
embolizations, uterine fibroid
embolization interventions with microspheres
Procedure: embolizations ,uterine fibroid

26 patients will be treat with Bead-block microspheres, 500-700 and 700-900µm until flow stop ( " cut the tree" appearance)

26 patients will be treat with Embosphere, 500-700µm and /or 700-900 until "near stasis " flow stop

Procedure: embolizations
comparison between the two microspheres
Other Name: microsphere, uterine fibroid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. clinical effect [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Primary goal is to achieve release of symptoms after intervention and it would be compared between the two techniques

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. reinterventions rate [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 52 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • symptomatic uterus fibroma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pelvic infection (cystitis, oophoritis, salpingitis, abscess, urethritis)
  • gravidity
  • uterus malignancy
  • big subserosal fibroma with stalk diameter of <2 cm
  • menopausal women
  • don,t want to be included into the study

    • concomitant adenomyosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01852734

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Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, 5000
Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Stevo Duvnjak, MD Odense University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Stevo Duvnjak,MD, Medical Doctor, Radiologist, Odense University Hospital Identifier: NCT01852734    
Other Study ID Numbers: OUH-2013
First Posted: May 14, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases