Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 29th, 2003
Uterine fibroids are nourished by blood, said Hyun S. "Kevin" Kim, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore and the lead author of the study. "We found that if we block the uterine and ovarian arteries feeding the fibroid, the patients' symptoms are relieved," he said. The arteries are blocked (embolized) using special particles or spheres of varying size, noted Kim. "Larger particles were used to stop the flow of blood. When calibrated spheres were used, there was...
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