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  • n. A nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that effects the selective occlusion of blood vessels by purposely introducing emboli.


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  • If she has chosen to have a uterine fibroid embolization, which is done by interventional radiologists, she can meet with Dr. McCluskey or Dr. Orens by 1: 45 p.m. - News

  • The ruptured vessel can be repaired surgically or through a minimally invasive procedure called embolization, in which the sac is filled with metal coils in order to prevent repeat bleeding from the aneurysm and to restore normal blood flow in the artery.


  • In 2002, the Company gained its first specific approval for uterine fibroid embolization which is a milestone for the company and since 2002 there has been a variety of key activities specifically between 2005 and 2008, the key issues is that there has been clinical data published in the OB / Gyn journal, we have expanded our sales force twice.


  • Uterine fibroid embolization is a relatively new treatment that cuts off the blood supply to fibroids, starving them and causing them to shrink.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: For Women of Child-Bearing Age, What to Know About Painful Fibroids

  • There is insufficient evidence to ensure the procedure doesn't harm fertility and there haven't been enough studies on outcomes related to pregnancy after embolization.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: For Women of Child-Bearing Age, What to Know About Painful Fibroids

  • The combined expertise of plastic and reconstructive and general pediatric surgery, dermatology and radiology utilizes advanced technologies such as laser therapy, intravascular catheter therapy and embolization.

    Hemangioma / Vascular Malformation Clinic

  • In embolization, a catheter is inserted through a nick the size of a pencil point, then guided through the femoral artery to release particles the size of a grain of sand into the blood vessels feeding the fibroid, cutting off its blood flow so that it shrinks.

    Cutting Back

  • Use of oil-based contrast mediums have sometimes resulted in lipid embolization (fats clotting together) and the penetration of the clot into the venous or lymphatic system.

    Reproductive Technology, New (NRT).

  • Myomectomy or embolization are approaches I use all the time, but they should not be universal or mandatory before hyst in fibroids.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • In France in the early 1990s, a doctor who was prepping women for fibroid surgery -- by blocking, or embolizing, the arteries that supplied blood to the fibroids in the uterus -- noticed a number of the benign tumors either soon shrank or disappeared, and, voila, Jacques Ravina, M. D,. had discovered uterine fibroid embolization.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy


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