The Fibroid Treatment Clinic

{The Fibroid Treatment Clinic}{Wilderness Road}{Claremont}{8000}{Cape Town}{South Africa}{(721) 434-0180}
Wilderness Road 8000 Claremont, Cape Town
Phone: (721) 434-0180

JOHANNESBURG

+ 27 11 484 0135

CAPE TOWN

+27 21 434 0180

EAST LONDON

+ 27 11 484 0135

ADENOMYOSIS

Adenomyosis is a condition where the cells that line the inside of the uterus (endometrium) that shed every month, grow into the muscle of the uterus.

The cells are hormonally responsive so every month, these cells thicken, breakdown and bleed.Women with adenomyosis typically suffer from very heavy and painful periods which is similar to fibroid related symptoms but typically, pain is the major component.

MRI is the medical imaging test of choice to make the diagnosis of Adenomyosis with a very typical picture. Women with fibroids can also have co-existant adenomyosis.

Uterine Artery Embolisation is proven to offer long lasting relief from the symptoms of adenomyosis.

The embolisation procedure to treat adenomyosis is similar to the fibroid embolisation procedure, the only major difference is the size of the particles used. Smaller particles are preferred in women suffering from Adenomyosis in order to get a deeper penetration of the particles into the abnormal tissue.

Women suffering from adenomyosis no longer have to have a hysterectomy to treat this condition.

Uterine Artery Embolisation is a permanent and minimally invasive treatment which preserves the uterus.

Uterine Artery Embolisation is recommended in women suffering from adenomyosis and who do not want to undergo a hysterectomy.



Step 1

A thin tube (catheter) is placed in the radial artery of the wrist which is advanced into the blood vessels that supply the uterus.

Step 2

Tiny particles are injected through the catheter into the small arteries that supply the adenomyosis within the uterus. The particles starve the adenomyosis of its nutrient and oxygen supply.

Step 3

The adenomyosis disappears as the muscle of the uterus heals. The effect on bleeding is instantaneous and period pains improve with the very next cycle.

JOHANNESBURG

 

NETCARE PARKLANE HOSPITAL

 

LiFE Fourways Hospital

 

+ 27 11 484 0135

CAPE TOWN

 

NETCARE christiaan barnard hospital

LIFE KINGSBURY HOSPITAL

Netcare UCT Private Academic Hospital

+27 21 434 0180

EAST LONDON

 

LIFE ST DOMINIC'S HOSPITAL

+ 27 11 484 0135