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Uterine fibroid embolisation is ‘surgery without a knife’ - 3 weeks ago, 21:56

Ravjit Sagoo And ...

Treatment for uterine fibroids has for long been associated with surgery, painting a painful and long recovery periods. But technological developments in the medical field across the globe have broken new ground and given rise to sophisticated non-invasive treatment for fibroids.

These developments in healthcare technology have given birth to Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) a less invasive, safe and effective treatment for fibroids. UFE is a global treatment of the fibroids regardless of size, number, or location.

It is a painless, image-guided procedure and has been performed to many patients locally at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH). The main benefits for women are that the “cut” is only 2mm and they can return to work within a week of the procedure.

Fibroids are noncancerous, abnormal growths that develop in, or on a woman’s uterus during their reproductive years. Research indicates about 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they get ...
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