Intrauterine HIFU: A New Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Marie-Caroline Faisant, Benzion Amoyav, Quentin Perrier, Laura Eling, Jayashree Rangaraja

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumours among women of childbearing age with a prevalence varying from 5.4% to 77%. The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids include: heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain and infertility. Symptoms can be influenced by the location, size and number of fibroids. Fibroids are most often identified during a routine pelvic examination by a physician. Treatments may include temporary medical treatments, surgery or uterine artery embolization. As all of the methods above have considerable disadvantages, we propose a medical device using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in a minimally procedure in which an ultrasound probe is inserted into the uterus to precisely ablate the fibroid and shrink it. Our new medical device proposal is aimed at improving clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction.

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in Harvard Style

Faisant M., Amoyav B., Perrier Q., Eling L. and Rangaraja J. (2019). Intrauterine HIFU: A New Treatment for Uterine Fibroids.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 595-602. DOI: 10.5220/0007695205950602


in Bibtex Style

@conference{clinmed19,
author={Marie-Caroline Faisant and Benzion Amoyav and Quentin Perrier and Laura Eling and Jayashree Rangaraja},
title={Intrauterine HIFU: A New Treatment for Uterine Fibroids},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed,},
year={2019},
pages={595-602},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007695205950602},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed,
TI - Intrauterine HIFU: A New Treatment for Uterine Fibroids
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Faisant M.
AU - Amoyav B.
AU - Perrier Q.
AU - Eling L.
AU - Rangaraja J.
PY - 2019
SP - 595
EP - 602
DO - 10.5220/0007695205950602