It’s estimated that approximately 50 percent of all women of reproductive age have uterine fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or fibromas, are tumors that develop in the uterus and are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. In most cases, the tumors are benign (non-cancerous).
Some women with fibroids have no problems, some have mild symptoms and yet others have much more severe symptoms, to include debilitating pelvic pain and bleeding. Treatment options have come a long way since the time when a hysterectomy was perhaps the only choice. One of those options is a minimally invasive procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
Elyse Palm from Banner’s Health eConnect spoke with Dr. Paola Devis about this new procedure.
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