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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

The procedure of uterine fibroid embolization is carried out by a radiologist and this is carried out to block the blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Uterine fibroid embolization is an option available to women who are not considering pregnancy instead of having surgery to treat fibroids. Uterine fibroids are benign growths which form [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Multiple uterine fibroids removed from a 27 year old woman.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the most common of the noncancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus. The medical term that is synonymous with uterine fibroids is leiomyoma. The cause of fibroids is unknown. However, the hormone estrogen plays a dominant role, since fibroids and associated symptoms are prevalent during the reproductive years and decline during menopause. Fibroid-related [...]

September 29, 2011 More