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Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

Conditions Related to Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

UAE is most often used as a treatment for uterine fibroids, firm, compact tumors that develop in the uterus. Uterine fibroids develop in an estimated 30 to 70 percent of all women at some point during their childbearing years, though most never have any symptoms and only one third of these fibroids are large enough to be detected during a physical exam. In more than 99 percent of cases, the tumors are benign.

UAE may also be performed to treat excessive or prolonged uterine bleeding, as well as for anemia due to excessive uterine bleeding, abdominal or pelvic fullness or pain, an enlarged uterus, infertility, bladder pressure, bowel pressure, pain during sexual intercourse, or pain in the back or legs that is due to fibroids pressing on nerves. 

Locations for Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)