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Uterine fibroids embolization

The embolization technique allows treating uterine fibroids minimally all-encompassing way, by blocking blood flow to the tumor. The fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that grow in the uterus wall. These appear in more than 40% of women of childbearing age. Serious symptoms appear only when treatment is proposed. Not all fibroids cause symptoms, but the most common are extreme bleeding during menstruation and other periods. In addition, they can provoke:

  • Decay and anemia
  • Pain in the back and legs
  • Pain during intercourse embodiment
  • Compression of the bladder with frequent urination feeling
  • Producing bowel density constipation and gases
  • Abnormal swelling of the abdomen
  • In case of suspicion they diagnosed by ultrasound.

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The usual treatment is with drugs, however, hormone therapy, when used for long periods they can have side effects and other risks. Therefore, in some patients, if treatment is stopped, the fibroids regroup, reappearing symptoms. In these cases, drug therapy does not work, and it poses an intervention to take away the fibroid.

  • There is a t ECHNICAL removing fibroids called embolization, the advantages are:
  • Quick recovery, recovery 48 hours and about 10 days to return to normal activity
  • Preserves the uterus of the patient
  • It treats multiple large fibroids.
  • The embolization eliminates pain in 85% of patients.
  • In some 90% of bleeding patients get better or disappear.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia and using a small catheter introduced by a 3mm incision in the abdomen X-rays, the catheter to the right place where particles that hinder blood flow to the fibroid are released making diminish in size and decrease symptoms guide.

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