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Fibroids Of all the pains and indignities the female body suffers, some of the most common are uterine fibroids—benign tissue growths in the womb. One of the newest is radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a needle-like device into the fibroid through the abdomen and heating it with low frequency electrical current [Bec20]. There are also other forms of treatment rather than having a hysterectomy. Myomectomy Fibroids (also known as leiomyomata) can be surgically removed either with a major incision in the abdomen, a laparoscopic procedure or with a hysteroscopy through the cervix, depending on their size and location [Bec20]. Uterine artery embolization (UAE), involves threading a thin tube through an artery at the top of the leg and into a blood vessel that supplies the fibroid. Tiny plastic beads are
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  • Fall '08
  • TBA
  • Uterus, Uterine artery, Uterine fibroids, Uterine artery embolization

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