“The fibroid embolization is the most modern and safest treatment procedure for the uterine fibroid benign muscle tumors, without surgery or hormone drugs, it is highly reliable, top technology and very well accepted and tolerated by most of the patients”
The fibroids are muscle tumors growing in the uterus and they are benign, in other words, they are not associated to cancer, they appear in one of every three women. The uterine fibroids can produce symptoms like:
- Longer or more intense menstrual bleeding or uterine hemorrhage
- Difficulties to become pregnant
- Complicated pregnancies
- Abdomen growing
- Urinary symptoms
How are diagnosed the uterine fibroids?
A relatively simple and easy diagnosis can be made by clinic based on interviewing the woman and performing some image scan with ultrasound, tomography or magnetic resonance.
What is the usual approach for treating the uterine fibroids?
Surgery is the most usual treatment for this disease, this surgery intends to remove the tumors only but in many cases is impossible to do so without removing the uterus, so an extirpation of the uterus can be the direct consequence of this procedure, the efficiency of this procedure in removing the tumors is good in skilled hands but even in good hands sometimes is unavoidable the occurring of some complications as hemorrhages, infections, adherences and obviously, the scars and the long time recovering with its justified temporal incapacity for normal activities.
Another treatment approach is possible with hormone drugs but this approach can’t be long term and most of times this treatment is done just for preparing the patient for a surgery, plus this treatment may cause some other symptoms and complications as osteoporosis.
Uterine Fibroid embolization
Fibroid embolization is the most modern treatment approach for uterine fibroids and it’s a procedure that occludes the blood flow to the fibroid tumor making impossible the delivery of oxygen and glucose necessary for the persistence of the fibroid. This is done by the insertion of a very thin tube (1.5mm diameter) guided through x-ray in a cath lab to enter the uterine arteries, in this moment a material made of very small particles is injected into the arteries, this particles occlude the arteries of the fibroid by being trapped by the small lumen of them, this particles can’t reach other tissues, this is the reason that makes this approach the safest of all.
This treatment is one very minimum invasive, avoids surgery, wounds or scars, it has the highest efficiency of them all, especially in interrupting the excessive bleeding so common in this disease, in fact, in most of the women treated by fibroid embolization the next menstruation is usually normal.
The fibroid embolization is the most modern and safest treatment procedure for the uterine fibroid benign muscle tumors, without surgery or hormone drugs, it is highly reliable, top technology and very well accepted and tolerated by most of the patients.