Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Using a Transradial Approach
Gain an understanding of transradial UFE, a uterine fibroid treatment that uses an access point in the wristversus the groin, with this free download.
Uterine fibroid embolization is an outpatient, minimally invasive treatment option andan effective alternative to surgery. UFE is traditionally performed by making a tiny nick in the groin, which allows for the insertion of a catheter into the femoral artery (transfemoral). Through the useof real-timeimaging, tiny particles are released into the uterine arteries that supply blood to the fibroid tumor. This blocksthe blood flow to the fibroid tumor and causes it to shrink and die.
The transradial UFE approach allows for an even smaller nick in the skin at the wrist to pass a small catheter through the radial artery, which is then passed through the body and into the uterine artery. The transradial approach can improve the patient experience with a quicker recovery time.
If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, download our free information sheet to better understand:
- UFE and catheter entry points
- Advantages of transradial UFE