Uterine Fibroids Treatment
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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.
, Uterine Artery Embolization
, Uterine Fibroids
, Uterine Fibroids Treatment