Special issue on women's health

As part of his efforts to raise the profile of women’s health, Prof. Jim Reekers (CVIR Endovascular Editor-in-Chief) invited us to participate as guest editors for the journal's special issue dedicated to this important topic.

As guest editors we commissioned four articles, inviting world-renowned experts to share their knowledge with the IR community. The articles focus on a few key treatments for conditions that affect women, from uterine artery embolization to ovarian vein embolization, as well as fallopian tube recanalization and deep venous stenting.

We hope you enjoy browsing through this collection, and encourage you to share it with your colleagues.


Dr. Elika Kashef

Dr. Elika Kashef is a consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust with an interest in women’s health and fertility. Her interests include Women’s health: pelvic congestion, pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal (internal) venous duplex studies for pelvic congestion & pelvic pain, imaging for infertility and benign gynaecological conditions.

Dr. Maria Tsitskari

Dr. Maria Tsitskari is a Lecturer of Radiology at the Medical School of European University, Cyprus and a Consultant of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Her basic science research has focused on the evaluation of the efficacy of new interventional techniques for the treatment of hepatic metastases in colorectal cancer patients.

Special issue articles


Interventional radiology in woman’s health: room for improvement
Elika Kashef and Maria Tsitskari


Review Article

Uterine artery embolisation: fertility, adenomyosis and size – what is the evidence?
Leto Mailli, Shyamal Patel, Raj Das, Joo Young Chun, Seyed Renani, Sourav Das and Lakshmi Ratnam


Review Article

Pelvic venous congestion syndrome: female venous congestive syndromes and endovascular treatment options
Elika Kashef, Elizabeth Evans, Neeral Patel, Deepsha Agrawal and Anne P Hemingway


Review Article

Fallopian tube recanalization for the management of infertility
Anne Roberts


Review Article

Deep venous stenting in females
Gerry O’Sullivan and Steven Smith