What is UFE? - Who is a Candidate

  • Premenopausal women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, without extensive adenomyosis, endometriosis, or other causes for their symptoms, who wish to avoid surgery.
  • Women who have completed childbearing. Desire for future fertility doesn't absolutely preclude UFE.
  • Ideally, <24 weeks gestational size uterus. While larger uteri have been treated, a 50% reduction in volume may be inadequate for symptom relief.
  • Since there is virtually no blood loss, or need for transfusion, UFE may be an ideal treatment for women who wish to avoid transfusion for health or religious reasons.

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