Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Uterine Fibroids Treatment from Vascular & Interventional Radiology

By: Vascular & Interventional Radiology  04/21/2016
Keywords: Uterine Fibroids, Uterine Artery Embolization, Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-cancerous smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. They occur in 20 to 50 percent of women, depending on age and race. Because most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, the actual incidence is unknown. They may cause pain, cramping, and chronic bleeding and are the most common cause of non-emergency uterine bleeding. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a newer, safe and effective procedure to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids. It is a high-tech alternative to traditional open surgical hysterectomy. It involves passing a very small catheter into the uterine artery, and injecting tiny particles into the fibroids, killing them non-surgically.

Keywords: Fibroid Embolization, Uterine Artery Embolization, Uterine Fibroids, Uterine Fibroids Treatment

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