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Uterine artery embolization is the optimal decision in myoma management

Uterine artery embolization is the optimal decision in myoma management

This video had been produced to familiarize you with Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure (UFE). UFE is a safe and effective treatment for fibroids that has been performed by nearly 20 years. It is one of several treatments that may be used to treat the fibroid in uterus. There are 4 tips of uterine fibroid that developed in or just outside of uterus. Submucouse fibroid grows into the uterine cavity. Intramural fibroid grows into the wall of uterus. Subserosal fibroid grows outside of uterus. Subserosal and submucosal myomas may be pedunculated.

All fibroids require the supply of blood that can survive and grow. This feature is used to treat the fibroids of uterus. Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure. UFE does not remove uterus. A small incision is made on leg to get access to femoral artery. A long flexible tube called the catheter is then inserted into the femoral artery. It is guided through the femoral artery to the artery that supplies the uterus and called uterus artery. The catheter then guided to the small artery that supply blood to the fibroid. Uterine fibroid embolization delivers tiny microsphere to the artery that supply fibroid cutting of the blood flow. The tiny microspheres are injected through the catheter and travel to the blood vessels. Since the microsphere 60 times larger than red blood cells they occlude the vessels that supply the fibroid and cut of blood supply. This procedure is repeated on the other side to get sure that all blood vessels are occluded. All fibroids are treated simultaneously. Once the blood supply to the fibroid had been blocked the fibroid begin to shrink. There is no any scar tissue and minimal blood loses. Most women are able to return to their activity within a day and usually back to work in average within 11 days.

 

05.02.2016
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