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Most women have no symptoms. That is why most patients with fibroids do not know they have them. When symptoms do develop, they may include: Anemia (as a result of heavy periods) Discomfort in the lower abdomen (especially if fibroids are large) Heavy painful periods We are not exactly sure why fibroids occur. During a […]

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UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour to complete. First performed in 1994, more than 50,000 women worldwide have been treated with the procedure. UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour […]

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Fibroid tumors of the uterus are the most common benign growths in humans. Depending on their location they can cause heavy menstrual bleeding of pelvic pain. Forty per cent of women over the age of 40 suffer from fibroids. They are the reason for almost 300,000 hysterectomies, and 250,000 myomectomies [removing the fibroids, leaving the […]

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What are myomata? Myomata of the uterus are the most common benign tumor occurring in either men or women. Although they are benign, myomata can cause debilitating and often life-threatening symptoms. They are muscular growths which usually occur within the myometrium and may migrate either to the endometrial cavity [submucous] or to the serosal surface […]

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I believe my symptoms started around the age of 30. I just remember feeling very tired all the time. I felt so tired that I really didn’t want to go out. I also had very heavy periods. As I got older, it just got worse. I progressively started to have more pain and more of […]

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SAN DIEGO, March 11 — Newer generation, calibrated uterine artery embolization agents may hold some advantages over older polyvinyl alcohol particles in real-world clinical practice, researchers said here. Uterine fibroid volume dropped significantly more with Bead Block and Embosphere particles compared with the older polyvinyl alcohol Contour and Contour SE (53% and 48% versus 28% […]

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Authors: Robert A. Bucek, Stefan Puchner and Johannes Lammer American Journal of Roentgen Shortened abstract: OBJECTIVE. Our objective was to assess the mid- and long-term outcomes concerning fibroid-specific and fibroid-associated quality of life in patients treated by uterine fibroid embolization. CONCLUSION. Uterine fibroid embolization leads to an impressive mid- and long-term improvement of all investigated […]

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Authors: Audrey L. Spielmann, Ciaran Keogh, Bruce B. Forster, Michael L. Martin and Lindsay S. Machan Shortened Abstract: OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether pelvic MRI provides additional clinically relevant information after sonography in the preprocedure evaluation of uterine artery embolization of fibroids. CONCLUSION. MRI provided considerable additional information compared with […]

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Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, Kristen A. Wolanske, MD, Gloria L. Hwang, MD, Daniel Y. Sze, MD, Stephen T. Kee, MD and Michael D. Dake, MD Vascular and Interventional Radiology Shortened abstract: To prospectively study and classify the anastomoses between the ovarian and uterine arteries in women undergoing uterine fibroid embolization, and to compare the presence […]

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Authors: Amy M. White, MD, Filip Banovac, MD, Shadi Yousefi, MD, Rebecca S. Slack, MS, and James B. Spies, MD Vascular and Interventional Radiology Shortened abstract: Purpose: To retrospectively determine the sensitivity of ovarian artery (OA) visualization at aortography performed after uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and, using OA arteriography as the reference standard, compare the […]

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