Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Leiomyoma Embolization

Uterine Artery Embolization for Uterine Fibroids
During uterine artery embolization, medication is injected into the artery that supplies a uterine fibroid. The medication causes a clot to form in the artery that supplies the fibroid, which cuts off the blood supply to the fibroid. Without blood, the fibroid tissue dies and a scar forms in the wall of the uterus. Embolization destroys the fibroid, but does not damage the normal tissue in the uterus.

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Last Updated: Aug 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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