Fibroids in the Cervix
- Created: December 22, 2009
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Wondering if UAE will work for your cervical fibroids? Read on to find out just how embolization works to treat all kinds of fibroids.
Does the Embolization procedure work with fibroids in the cervix?
Yes, Uterine Fibroid Embolization works for all types of fibroids, including those in the subserosal, submucosal, intramural, and cervical regions. Because cervical fibroids tend to “feed off” of the same blood supply as those in the subserosal, submucosal, and intramural regions, those fibroids also tend to shrink after the Uterine Artery Embolization procedure.
The UAE procedure blocks the blood supply to the fibroids by way of small plastic particles, called PVA particles, which embolize the path to the fibroids. The uterine artery is the major blood supply feeding the fibroids. After the particles block the uterine artery, the fibroids can no longer receive the blood and nutrients necessary to maintain and therefore shrink as a result. Fibroids in the cervix also tend to use this blood supply; therefore, after Uterine Artery Embolization, these fibroids are also affected and shrink as an outcome.
If you have any additional questions regarding fibroids or the procedure, please feel free to call the Fibroids Treatment Collective at 866-362-6463.
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