Patient Education Material

Uterine fibroids cause a number of unpleasant symptoms, including pelvic pain and bleeding. Uterine fibroid embolisation is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to relieve the symptoms by preventing blood flow to the fibroids.

The aim of the procedure is to stop blood flowing into the vessels which supply the fibroids whilst preserving blood flow to the surrounding area.

The interventional radiologist will usually insert a 2-3 mm catheter (tube) into a blood vessel in your groin and will use image guidance to guide the catheter to each uterine artery (right and left). They will then inject microparticles (particles smaller than a grain of sand), into the uterine arteries to stop the blood from flowing to the fibroids.

Uterine fibroid embolization is performed to reduce the symptoms caused by fibroids whilst avoiding surgical methods.

Patient selection should always be performed by a gynecologist, so if you are interested in seeing if you would be suitable for this procedure, you are advised to discuss this with your gynecologist.

Kindly contact:

  • One PKLI Avenue, DHA, Phase-6, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • info@pkli.org.pk
  • +92 42 111 117 554