Pain control for uterine fibroid embolisation: an initial experience in East Africa

Gilbert Mwaka, Vitalis Mung'ayi, Nigel Hacking, William Stones

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Uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) generates moderate to severe post-procedural pain. We present a case series of 24 patients who underwent UFE during our first experience in managing the sometimes excruciating pain that accompanies embolisation of the uterine arteries. We also show the evolution of our protocol for post-procedural pain management from a first to second round of procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalEast African medical journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • pain control
  • uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE)
  • post-procedural pain
  • East Africa

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