|September 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 9
Uterine artery embolization poses no excessive risk
In their July article (“Uterine artery embolization for abnormal bleeding”), Drs. Ducksoo Kim and Stephen D. Baer provide critical information about this procedure, which represents an important new option for women who experience diminished quality of life as a result of fibroids.
However, in the discussion of mortality, they noted that 2 deaths had been reported: 1 described in a letter to the editor in the form of a case study1 and the other in a 2003 report by de Blok et al.2