Uterine fibroids:

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous
(benign) tumors that develop in the
uterus (womb), a female reproductive
organ.
Uterine fibroids  are quite common -
affecting between 20-50% of women of
childbearing age. While many women
do not experience any problems,
symptoms can be severe enough to
require treatment.


EXABLATE FOR  OUTPATIENT
TREATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS
The non-invasive, outpatient uterine
fibroids treatment is an alternative to
hysterectomy, myomectomy and UAE.
ExAblate treats uterine fibroids
(myomas) using MR-guided focused
ultrasound. More than 6000 women
have already undergone this
incisonless procedure.
Why choose the ExAblate for uterine
fibroids treatment?
- It's non-invasive - so there's no
cutting or general anesthesia  
- It's an outpatient procedure - so
there's no hospital stay   
- It has FDA approval - so it's safe for
use and reduces the risk of side
effects  
- There's a short recovery time - you'll
be back on your feet in 1-3 days.



SONALLEVE FOR NON-INVASIVE
TREATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS
Sonalleve MR-HIFU Fibroid Therapy
system, made by Philips , which offers
a non-invasive alternative to  the
traditional surgical treatments for
uterine fibroids in women.
1.Planning stage: 3D MRI is used to
plan and simulate the procedure
2.Non-invasive treatment stage:
high-intensity ultrasound focused onto
the fibroid elevates its temperature
and causes the tissue to coagulate,
the process being monitored and
controlled by MR imaging and feedback
3.Therapy verification stage: contrast
enhanced MRI is used to assess the
procedure

PHILIPS

ELAGOLIX  DRUG DEVELOPED FOR
UTERINE FIBROIDS
Abbott and Neurocrine Biosciences
said they would develop and
commercialize the drug elagolix, which
recently finished a mid-stage study as
a treatment for endometriosis and also
is under development as a treatment
for uterine fibroids. Endometriosis
causes chronic pelvic pain throughout
the menstrual cycle and
dysmenorrhea, pain associated with
mestruation. Uterine fibroids are
benign tumors that form on the wall of
the uterus.