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Uterine artery embolization

  Uterine artery embolization (UAE) or Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a procedure where an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the fibroids.

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Uterine fibroid embolization consists in injection of microparticules (beads) using a small puncture at the level of the groin and a catheter under local anesthesia. It is not a surgical intervention and allow to keep the uterus in place. This intervention can be safely used to relieve the main symptoms related to uterine fibroma ( excessive gynecologic bleeding, pelvic pain and compression ...). This intervention can be proposed as an alternative to surgery in case of symptoms related to uterine fibroids. This intervention is performed by Interventionnal Radiologists.

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