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MAY 26, 2006
  Penn Researchers Start New Clinical Trial to Examine Ways to Improve Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
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Interventional radiologists don’t actually remove the fibroids during the UFE procedure. They shut them down and gradually shrink them, by blocking the blood supply to the fibroids. They do this by using a catheter to inject embolic agents (tiny plastic or sponge-like particles) into the artery, to “dam up” the blood flow to the fibroids.

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