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New surgery treats fibroids effectively without invasive surgery

A woman suffering severely from fibroids was about to have a hysterectomy when her high blood-sugar levels were noticed. Surgery was canceled as it was too risky. Eventually she heard of a new treatment to remove fibroids - uterine fibroid embolization. This treatment removed the fibroids and meant a hysterectomy wasn't necessary. She was thrilled with the results as it was an effective non-invasive procedure. The treatment involved injecting small particles into the uterine arteries. This blocks the arteries feeding the fibroids which then dissipated.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Housten Chronicle

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About: New surgery treats fibroids effectively without invasive surgery

Date: 13 October 2004

Source: Housten Chronicle

Author: Patrick Kurp

URL: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2846678

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