Will a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) be able to treat very large fibroids?


Many women are concerned that ufe will not work because their fibroids are too large. Fibroids of any size can be treated with ufe, but it may not be the best solution for every woman. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., explains.

“We’re able to embolize a fibroid of any size. The question is whether or not it’s appropriate for the individual. Each patient is different and it’s important for us to review the MRI because that gives us a good idea of the size, number, location and the vascularity of the fibroids in the uterus.

“So, to answer that question we can embolize a fibroid of any size, but often times there are certain fibroids that are so large that the patient may benefit from a myomectomy or a hysterectomy in terms of the pain and the cramping and the recovery process afterwards.”

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