TITLE

Women now have safe alternative to hysterectomy for uterine fibroids

AUTHOR(S)
YOFFEE, LYNN
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;9/16/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 198, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has approved a safer alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of uterine fibroids in women. It is said that the approval of the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) opens the door for interventional radiologists to start helping women in the U.S. who might undergo hysterectomies. James Spies of the Georgetown University Medical Center explains that UFE is an opportunity to women to be better informed.
ACCESSION #
34372945

 

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