Myoma Microvascularization Analysis Using Sonovue Before and After Uterine Artery Embolization
Before embolization of the uterine artery, 40 patients with unique or multiple myomas will
be included prospectively in our study and evaluated with sonography before and after
injection of Sonovue (2.4 ml) (Bracco Int Milano Italy). Pelvic ultrasound with contrast
enhancement will be done the day after and six months after the procedure.
Microvascularization of the myomas and the endometrium will be described. Some tiny myomas
which are not visible on conventional sonography could be identified for a perfect matching
with MRI detection.
Time Perspective: Prospective
To investigate the usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound with real-time imaging technique in the assessment of vascular patterns from myomas myometrium and ovaries before and after uterine artery embolization
Inclusion period and follow-up
Henri MARRET, Pr
Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique CHRU TOURS
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)