Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research into the effects of uterine artery embolisation compared with other procedures to treat adenomyosis, particularly for patients wishing to maintain or improve their fertility.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on uterine artery embolisation for treating adenomyosis shows that the procedure is efficacious for symptom relief in the short and medium term for a substantial proportion of patients. There are no major safety concerns. Therefore this procedure may be used provided that normal arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Uterine artery embolisation for treating adenomyosis
Date issued
December 2013

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 19/12/2013