Using embolic agents to stop blood flowBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04028
Using embolic agents to stop blood flow
Small particles (embolic agents) are injected into the uterine artery through a small catheter. The embolic agents then flow to the fibroids and lodge in the arteries that feed them. This cuts off blood flow to starve the tumors.