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Fibroid embolization and surgery have similar five-year outcomes

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) — a minimally invasive procedure that shrinks fibroids by cutting off their blood supply — is an alternative treatment for women wanting to avoid surgery. Short-term studies have shown that UAE and surgery produce similar improvement in symptoms and quality of life. Now, a controlled study has found that the same is true even after five years.
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