Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroids are among the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract that occur in premenopausal women. In one study of women 17 to 44 years of age undergoing tubal sterilization, fibroids were found in 9% of whites and 16% of blacks, although the prevalence is much higher on pathological examination after hysterectomy.