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Uterin Fibroid Embolization

  • Fibroid tumors (myomas), are benign tumors that arise from the wall of the uterus. They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, and pressure on the bladder or bowel
  • The interventional radiologist use an x-ray camera called a fluoroscope to guide the delivery of small particles to fibroids. They are injected through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter
  • These block the arteries that provide blood flow, causing the fibroids to shrink
  • Nearly 90 percent of women with fibroids experience relief of their symptoms
  • Uterin Fibroid embolization is usually completed within 90 minutes under local anesthesia and moderate sedation
  • You will most likely remain in the hospital overnight so that you may receive pain medications and be observed
  • This procedure is typically offered to women who no longer wish to become pregnant or who want or need to avoid having a surgery (hysterectomy, myomectomy)
 
 

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